Steelers mock draft: Connecting the dots with Pittsburgh's interests

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Louisville. Trevor Reid. player. . . OT. 7. 438

Steelers mock draft round 7: OT Trevor Reid

I don’t like it either, but if this team opts to continue adding to the interior of their line and misses out on the top tackles, this positional group is going to fall. The team has two starters that they are, at least, comfortable with. A swing tackle was added as well, so unless this team is getting an instant starter, tackle might not be in the cards.

I nab Trevor Reid late, as he has some developmental upside and decent size to play tackle. The team had some eyes on Louisville’s pro day, and Reid has some good tape at left tackle. He needs to get stronger and develop a better attack plan, but the team can give him a year on the practice squad to develop.

. DL. Western Kentucky. player. 2192. . Brodric Martin. 7

Steelers mock draft round 7: NT Brodric Martin

My final bit of sleuthing led me to Brodric Martin out of Western Kentucky. I wanted a defensive lineman earlier, but Martin is a fine consolation prize. Add in Karl Dunbar being in attendance for the pro day and Martin could be a prime backup nose tackle option for this team.

Martin is an impressive player to look at, with the size and power you want in an interior lineman. He was a menace at times but plays too high and lacks a defined pass-rush plan. He has tremendous potential though, and there is some interest in him. He could develop into a fine nose tackle given his metrics and power.

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This mock draft shifts directions a little bit and targets players it seems like the Steelers like even if they aren’t in the biggest positions of need. There would still be some present holes on the roster, but the team would have quite a talented core from this group if they were the selections.