Steelers 2023 mock draft as the NFL Combine hits full speed on the crazy offseason process

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Trey Dean III. player. . Safety. Florida. 7. 55.

Adding some youth to the safety room might be a good idea this offseason for the black and gold. Terrell Edmunds's future with the Steelers is currently in limbo, so the safety position might become more of a dire need between now and the draft. Either way, adding a young player toward the end of the event to push for one of those final roster spots is always a good idea.

Trey Dean III is the selection here as the safety has been performing fairly well in the pre-draft process. He was named the defensive player of the game at the East-West Shrine Bowl about a month ago. Dean is projected to play a potential hybrid-type role at the next level with some abilities on special teams that should get him on an NFL roster to start his career.

. . Tight end. Zack Kuntz. player. Old Dominion . 7. 55

Rounding out the draft here with a tight end, which the Steelers could potentially need. Zach Gentry is a pending free agent and there seems to be little traction in contract negotiations at this current point in time. That would leave only Connor Heyward and Pat Freiermuth as the only proven tight ends on the roster heading into 2023.

Pittsburgh notices that issue and takes Zack Kuntz out of Old Dominion. He was having a spectacular collegiate career with the hope of driving his draft stock up to new levels heading into this past season. That sunk like a rock in water after he suffered a season-ending injury early this past campaign. Kuntz should be ready to get back to football soon and could be a steal if he returns to pre-injury form.

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