Steelers Mock Draft: Pittsburgh adds an offensive weapon early

The Steelers start this mock draft with some firepower on offense and add quality picks later on.

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4. . Cole Bishop. Cole Bishop. Cole Bishop. . Safety. . 843. player

Steelers mock draft round 4: Cole Bishop, S, Utah

Pittsburgh has to get the safety partner of Minkah Fitzpatrick right. They tried to put a couple of pieces together last offseason and that did not work. The duo of Damontae Kazee and Keanu Neal failed, and most of that was because they couldn't stay on the field due to injury or suspension. Now that Neal is a cap casualty, safety is a big need.

We know that there are a lot of talented safeties available in free agency. The Steelers could always sign one of those players to hopefully stabilize the spot next to Fitzpatrick. One way or another, Pittsburgh has to find a solution at the position so their star safety can return to his normal role on defense. There will be plenty of options for that.

Since this mock draft doesn't know the free agent signings yet, we stick with the current list of needs. The black and gold take Cole Bishop with their first of back-to-back picks in the fourth round. He would be a great fit for what the Steelers need in the safety partner of Fitzpatrick. They require a guy who can cover tight ends and big receivers.

Bishop would provide those things and he also showed the ability throughout his college career of rushing the passer. He was sent to attack the quarterback on blitzes often at Utah. He tested pretty well at the NFL Combine and should be in discussion for a pick around this point in the draft. The Steelers get a safety option that can start for them to kick off day three of this mock draft.