Steelers likely Day 3 picks could put the finishing touches on their 2024 draft

Pittsburgh has plenty of holes remaining as they enter Day 3, and they could be eyeing these players to bolster their roster.
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We have reached the final day of the 2024 NFL Draft. Day 3 consists of rounds four through seven. The news won't stop there as soon after the draft concludes, the Steelers will work to sign top undrafted free agents who become available. The final day of the NFL Draft provides an opportunity for teams to find diamonds in the rough.

The Steelers have a couple of needs that remain like cornerback, running back, defensive tackle, and potentially another receiver. They made their selections on the first two days by picking talented players like Troy Fautanu, Zach Frazier, Roman Wilson, and Payton Wilson.

Pittsburgh still have a couple of holes to fill for their upcoming training camp. It should be a nice conclusion to the draft for Pittsburgh. 

Pittsburgh could target Travis Glover

An interesting tackle option remains on the board. Travis Glover is a project, but his ceiling is extremely high. He will probably last until the Steelers pick in the sixth round, where they have two selections this year.

Glover has a ton of tools to like and fits the size the team is looking for at the position. Glover could become a quality swing tackle, or better yet develop into a starting right tackle.

Tahj Washington would be a nice slot option on Day 3

The Steelers might have already added Roman Wilson earlier in this draft, but don't discount them taking another receiver on day three. Tahj Washington is a receiver who projects to be a slot receiver at the next level.

Pittsburgh could use some competition there, and Washington will also provide some options on special teams too. He would be a nice get for the Steelers with one of their final selections to round out this draft class.

Steelers could upgrade the DL with Khristian Boyd

After the Steelers failed to upgrade their defensive line in the first two days, it remains a need. At this point, you can't expect a rookie to come in and take over a starting role. You can predict that they can take someone who could develop into a role on defense. Khristian Boyd is someone who has seen pre-draft interest from the Steelers and could become a developmental role player in the trenches.

Jordan Whittington could fight for a roster spot

Another slot receiver makes the list here as Pittsburgh has shown interest in the position. Despite signing some options in free agency, the club seems open for competition at slot receiver.

Jordan Whittington won't wow you with his numbers coming out of college, but he is a tough and physical player. Another big proponent of Whittington is he should be able to transition to a quality special teams contributor as well. 

Daequan Hardy could help fix Pittsburgh's issues at slot CB

Turning towards the opposite side of the ball here as slot cornerback remains as much of a need as a slot receiver. Looking at the top available options out there for the Steelers, Daequan Hardy would make a ton of sense.

Hardy played great when he took over the slot role for Penn State. We know the black and gold have shown a good amount of pre-draft interest in the player too.

Steelers could take a running back like Dillon Johnson

Najee Harris will likely be around for a couple of more seasons, and Jaylen Warren will complement him during that time. Paying running backs is never a great idea, so thinking of depth and potential future options should start to be considered. Dillon Johnson had a terrific season for Washington and could be an explosive back to sit behind Harris and Warren. 

Joe Milton III could be the surprise pick of the Steelers draft

Omar Khan and Mike Tomlin have not ruled out drafting a quarterback towards the end of the draft. One would have to fall to them in round six to seriously consider taking one. Joe Milton III could be an option in round six.

Milton is far from a finished product coming out of college, but he could develop into something special. He has a cannon for an arm and possesses better mobility than most give him credit for.

Steelers expressed pre-draft interest in Logan Lee

Without the defensive line being targeted early in this draft, everyone should expect the Steelers to take one on day three. Boyd was mentioned earlier, but someone like Logan Lee could be another option in round six.

Lee is a savvy run defender who needs to develop more as a pass rusher. Lee is also on the lighter side, so he would need to fill out his frame further in the NFL.

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