Steelers nab OL Mason McCormick in Round 4 of the 2024 NFL Draft

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With the 119th pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Mason McCormick. The standout guard from South Dakota State becomes the third offensive lineman the Steelers have taken in the first four rounds of the draft.

McCormick turned heads with a stunning performance at the NFL Combine. The 6'4'', 309-pound offensive lineman exploded with a 35'' vertical jump and 117'' broad jump -- both numbers tested in the 98th percentile among NFL guards, per Mockdraftable.

At his Pro Day workout, McCormick really drew the attention of NFL scouts and front offices. McCormick ran a 5.08 40-yard dash and a blazing 4.45 20-yard shuttle. The collection of his traits helped him test as a 96th percentile athlete among NFL guards, according to

McCormick projects to continue his football career as a guard in the NFL, so where does he fit on the Steelers roster in 2024?

Where does Mason McCormick fit on Steelers roster?

After taking two offensive linemen early in the 2024 NFL Draft (OT Troy Fautanu and C Zach Frazier), tripling down on the OL seemed a bit redundant in the fourth round. However, this is a player the Steelers clearly liked and Pittsburgh had a pre-draft visit with the South Dakota State standout during the pre-draft process.

On the Steelers roster, McCormick should be a reserve player as a rookie. With Nate Herbig under contract backing up both guard and center positions, McCormick could have a hard route to seeing the field in 2024.

This could be a proactive approach. James Daniels is only under contract for one more season, and Isaac Seumalo will be in his 30s. The Steelers could groom McCormick in 2024 and he could compete for a starting job as early as next season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers saw this as yet another value pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, and they weren't about to pass on him -- even with other needs still on their roster.