Steelers draft grades: Pittsburgh steals the show in the 2023 NFL Draft

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Round 7 (pick 251): OL Spencer Anderson

The Pittsburgh Steelers capped off their remarkable draft by taking Maryland offensive lineman, Spencer Anderson, with their final pick in 2023. Of all seven players selected by Omar Khan this year, Anderson was considered the worst value in respect to where he was drafted.

Most draft analysts didn't have a draftable grade on Anderson (PFF had him 316th overall), but at this point in the draft, you are looking for players who could potentially make your team.

Though Anderson has not graded out well in each of his first two seasons as a starter, he does have some moldable traits to work with. Anderson has experience at tackle, guard, and center. While the Steelers haven't yet said where he will fit on their offensive line, his size profile projects best as a center in the NFL.

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Anderson is 6'5'' and 309 pounds, but has just 32 1/4'' arms. However, he did test as a 91st-percentile athlete as a center (93rd percentile compared to NFL guards). With J.C. Hassenauer gone, there is an opening in Pittsburgh for a backup center. Anderson's traits make him worth a gamble, but they probably could have scooped him up as a priority free agent.

Steelers draft pick grade: C