Steelers Mock Draft: A balanced approach patches major roster holes in 2024

The Steelers could look to target a few of their biggest positional needs early in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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Steelers mock draft Round 6: Dominic Lovett, WR, Georgia

George Pickens and Diontae Johnson both made several explosive plays late in the season once Mason Rudolph took over at quarterback, and it appears that this will be Pittsburgh's wide receiver tandem once more in 2024. However, there's no question that the Steelers could use added depth at the receiver position.

As much as I liked Calvin Austin III coming out of Memphis in 2022, Austin hasn't been used like a true wide receiver, and his size limitations have held him to being a punt return specialist who occasionally gets an engineered look on offense. Meanwhile, the Steelers could save a whopping $10 million by cutting Allen Robinson II during the 2024 offseason (which is one of the easiest choices Omar Khan could make this year).

This means that there will be at least one WR opening on the team. At this point in the draft, taking a flyer on a receiver like Dominic Lovett feels like a good bet. Lovett was at Missouri for two years before transferring to Georgia for his junior season in 2023. His SEC experience will help him get acclimated to the NFL stage quickly.

At 5'10'' and 179 pounds, Lovett isn't a big receiver, but he is excellent against man coverage. If he can continue to work on his craft, the Steelers could use Lovett as a slot receiver thanks to his quick-twitch ability. If all goes well, perhaps he could become a poor man's Diontae Johnson in Pittsburgh.