Steelers Mock Draft: Senior Bowl sparks massive investments in the trenches

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. Patrick Paul. Patrick Paul. Patrick Paul. 2. 450. . . Offensive tackle. player

Starting off round two with a tackle to upgrade the right tackle spot

The continuation of investment into the trenches is ongoing here as the Steelers enter night two of the draft. They wait a while until their pick arrives and they know that two picks in the second round are an asset. They observe to see if they feel the need to move up, but ultimately, they decide to sit around and wait. They get some quality options by the time the pick arrives.

Pittsburgh turns in the card and selects Parick Paul out of Houston. We know that Broderick Jones has to move over to the left tackle spot sooner rather than later because that is what they drafted him for. Dan Moore Jr. is a player they have rose-colored glasses for, but they need to finally move on. He would be better suited as a backup option.

Paul has been participating in the Senior Bowl this week. He has not had as good of a week as others who play the right tackle spot, but he has shown some quality things. He will be a starter in the NFL and should be able to gain that spot during his rookie campaign. He could likely have the same pathway to starting that Jones had.

The black and gold want to solve the issues in the trenches once and for all. With Chuks Okorafor probably getting either traded or cut this offseason, right tackle and depth at tackle should shoot up the Steeler's list of to-dos. Paul should be a solid right tackle starter and the Steelers finally round out an upgraded offensive line that should be together about halfway through the season.