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

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Surprising pick here as the black and gold add some offensive firepower

Kicking off the final day of the draft with a bang as the Steelers add an explosive receiver to their arsenal. He had a lot of starting experience during his time of play. It might not seem like the Steelers need a receiver right now, but that could quickly turn. If they elect to shock the world and move either Diontae Johnson or George Pickens, they will need to draft someone even higher.

Slot receiver has been a revolving door for years now and it is beyond time to find a long-term solution there. Pittsburgh settles on Jacob Cowing out of Arizona to help their depth issues and fix their slot role on offense. Cowing can play both inside and outside. Many have projected him in the slot at the next level since his size isn't huge.

Allen Robinson II has little to no chance of returning to the Steelers next season unless he returns on a significant pay cut. It would be crazy for the black and gold to bring him back with a 10-million-dollar cap hit. The slot role will be looking for a replacement and Cowing should be an upgrade. He will be able to be a more effective receiver than Robinson, but he might struggle some as a blocker.

A good move here as it allows two smaller explosive players with Cowing and Calvin Austin III on the depth chart. The Steelers could always look to draft a receiver earlier in the draft if certain situations play out. With Robinson out the door, drafting Cowing will bring in a starting-caliber prospect who should be able to slide into the slot role immediately.