Steelers mock draft: A final look at what Pittsburgh could do in the NFL Draft

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Steelers mock draft round 3: DE Gervon Dexter, Florida

A holdover from my last mock draft (the one where I took control and did things how I wanted), Gervon Dexter is a hard name to figure out in this class. His tape is extremely mixed, as at times he looks like a dominant force and a monster at the defensive end. He lacks great technique though, and it has caused him to disappear from plays at times.

The Steelers defensive line has been lacking in recent years, and the group was in desperate need of an influx of talent. They have their starters in place, but Larry Ogunjobi was only a middling player and Cameron Heyward is getting extremely old. They need some new bodies added to this group that can develop into a starter.

Dexter is a good name for that role, as he needs some time to develop and grow into a role. He has the rare size this team covets in their ends and is only missing elite length to be a perfect fit in this defense. For a third-round pick, he has some serious potential, and he can grow into a starter under the teachings of Karl Dunbar and the tutelage of Heyward.

Others considered: OC Joe Tippman, CB Darius Rush, WR Jonathan Mingo