Steelers mock draft round 4 (via LAR): Josh Simmons, OT, Ohio State
The Steelers could use a long-term offensive tackle to pair with the promising Broderick Jones; however, they probably aren't finding one at this stage in the draft. Still, Josh Simmons is a quality option for a developmental tackle in Pittsburgh.
Simmons started for San Diego State in 2022 before transferring to Ohio State following the conclusion of the 2022 season. This transition came as prominent OSU tackle prospects Paris Johnson Jr. and Dawand Jones were set to enter the 2023 NFL Draft.
Even after the transfer, Simmons only has two years of starting experience in college, but he did earn the starting right tackle job for the Buckeyes this year. Right now, the Steelers have a serious problem with both Dan Moore Jr. and Chukwuma Okorafor -- the latter probably won't be on the roster next season.
While the Steelers could look for help at the position in free agency, don't rule them out from taking an offensive tackle in the middle of the draft if they miss out on the early talent. Simmons bears a resemblance to Dan Moore Jr. in terms of stature and style coming out of college. He could compete to be the swing tackle early in his career.