Steelers Mock Draft: Pittsburgh turns the page on Kenny Pickett

Steelers emphasize quarterback, center, and cornerback early in my latest seven-round mock draft.

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. . Jamari Thrash. Jamari Thrash. Jamari Thrash. 438. Wide receiver. . 4. player

Steelers mock draft round 4: Jamari Thrash, WR, Louisville

You could make a case that the Pittsburgh Steelers could target a wide receiver as high as the first round in 2024. Diontae Johnson and George Pickens have both been underwhelming this year, but the bigger issue is that the team has dealt with attitude issues with both of them.

If one of these receivers gets traded during the offseason, it's unlikely the Steelers would wait this long into the NFL Draft before selecting a receiver. Assuming both veterans come back, Jamari Thrash could be a player they target in the fourth round.

Thrash doesn't have elite traits or size (6'1'', 185 lbs), but he does a lot of things well and could serve as the team's third wide receiver early in his career. His five years of college experience isn't a bad thing in this case, as he is pro-ready and could step into a role from Day 1.

A new offensive coordinator might be able to find a way to use a player like Calvin Austin III as more than just a gadget, but the Steelers can't rely on him to be a stable presence on their offense. Trash has compiled roughly 2,000 receiving yards over his past two seasons, per ESPN stats, and could give this struggling offense a spark early in his career.