Steelers Mock Draft: Senior Bowl standouts leave an impression on Mike Tomlin

Mike Tomlin has a hand in the draft process, and he seemed to be infatuated with several players in Mobile.

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. 4. player. 444. Offensive Tackle. . Matt Goncalves. Matt Goncalves. . Matt Goncalves

Steelers mock draft round 4: Matt Goncalves, OT Pittsburgh

I have to admit that part of me would be a bit disappointed if the Steelers wait until the fourth round to address the offensive tackle position, but if the draft board plays out like this, it's hard to blame them for their first three selections. Unfortunately, this probably means that it's either another year of Dan Moore Jr. or a subpar free agent sliding in as one of Pittsburgh's starting offensive tackles.

Matt Goncalves would be a solid acquisition at this point in the NFL Draft. The Pitt product has experience at both left and right tackle, which makes him an ideal fit as the team's swing tackle once the Steelers inevitably part ways with Chukwuma Okorafor (who was reportedly benched for disciplinary reasons during the 2023 season).

Goncalves isn't likely to solve their issue at offensive tackle, but the added depth would be welcome. Despite being a fourth-round selection, he could come in and compete with Dan Moore and any other tackle the Steelers elect to bring in this offseason.

Goncalves doesn't have prototype length or athletic traits. This caps his ceiling in the NFL. But he has proven to be a quality starter for the Pittsburgh Panthers when healthy, and this selection from their own backyard certainly wouldn't be out of the norm for the Steelers.