Steelers mock draft with trades: Pittsburgh bolsters roster with strong draft class

The foreseeable future would be looking bright with this Steelers draft class.

Oct 21, 2023; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Cooper DeJean (3)
Oct 21, 2023; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Cooper DeJean (3) / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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. Dadrion Taylor-Demerson. 6. 468. Safety. Dadrion Taylor-Demerson. Mock. . . player

Steelers mock draft round 6: Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, S, Texas Tech

In this mock draft scenario, Darrion Taylor-Demerson, Safety from Texas Tech, unexpectedly falls to the 6th round. While he's projected to go higher, the Steelers capitalize on a solid player with extensive experience and impressive college production.

With 10 career interceptions and a reputation as a ball hawk, Taylor-Demerson becomes a valuable addition, complementing Minkah Fitzpatrick or providing depth. His versatility across the field – deep safety, slot, and in the box – aligns with Pittsburgh's defensive needs.

Known for aggressiveness and creating turnovers, he also becomes an immediate contributor on special teams, showcasing the Steelers' ability to find excellent value in this pick.

The Steelers secure a player who could potentially develop into a future starter. This pick underscores the team's emphasis on finding individuals with a physical playing style and the capacity to impact games. Pittsburgh adds another player with a knack for being around the ball, ensuring a constant and impactful presence on the field.