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

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Steelers mock draft round 7: CB Rejzohn Wright, Oregon State

Cornerback is a very likely double-dip candidate, as this team is lacking both star power and depth at the position. Rejzohn Wright is one of the more interesting late-round candidates in a strong cornerback draft. He has rare size and decent athleticism to go along with strong coverage skills at times, but he is very raw and lacks the skills t play early.

He has the frame to contribute on special teams early, and in time he could develop into a capable cornerback. There is a lot of work to be done, but at worst he should be a fine gunner on special teams. He adds to the depth chart and gives this team another secondary piece to mold.

Steelers mock draft round 7: EDGE Robert Beal, Georgia

The Steelers round out the draft with another defender, this time an EDGE rusher that can hopefully add depth to the room. The team has brought Robert Beal in for a visit and had a heavy presence at the Georgia pro day. He has some limitations as a player, but he is a proper mold of a 3-4 edge rusher.

He isn’t a dynamic pass rusher and lacks a variety of moves to get after the quarterback, but he plays hard and has the drive you want in a later-round pick. If he gets better as a pass rusher, he can become a decent third edge rusher. If not, he may be stuck as a fourth option and special teams ace. Either way, there is value in adding him this late in the draft.

Others considered: S Daniel Scott, WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, QB Clayton Tune

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That wraps it up, and I feel like the draft will fall in a similar way. While there may be trades and some different names, I expect to see quite a few names off this mock (both as picks and others considered) to be Steelers by the time the draft finishes this week.