Steelers offensive line options in the draft
There may not be a better draft board for the Steelers than at offensive line. This class features a deep tackle group, and most of the top names have the size the Steelers covet. The center class lacks an elite name, but it has a handful of quality options that could be long-term starters available early in the draft. The biggest weakness is the guard depth, but that isn’t a need for this team.
While the team won’t be in a position to draft one of the top two tackles in this class (Joe Alt and Olumuyiwa Fashanu respectively), the rest of the class is up in the air. Because of how deep this room is, there could be a small fall for the middle-first-round names as teams prioritize shallower positions.
This means options like JC Latham and Amarius Mims could be targets in the first round if they fall that far. Both look like prototypical right tackles (although Latham has some left tackle potential) and either would provide a huge upgrade at tackle for this team.
Names like Tyler Guyton and Patrick Paul make up the next wave of options. Both fit the mold of a Steelers tackle but need some refining before they can become stars for this team. That said, either could be a realistic target in the second round.
The depth naturally dries up as the draft progresses, but names like Matt Goncalves and Blake Fisher would make sense on day three of the draft. You likely aren’t getting that potential stalwart tackle, but you add depth and competition to the room.
Center isn’t nearly as deep as tackle, but there is a trio of top centers that you can plug and play as starters. There is no first-round lock right now, meaning that Pittsburgh could find their starting center with their second pick.
The only center in the first-round conversation is Jackson Powers-Johnson. He looked the part at the Senior Bowl and has taken an early lead over the other centers in this class. Perhaps a trade-back in the first makes picking him more sensible, but he would be an upgrade along the interior of this line.
Zach Frazier is the classic mauler as a center. He lacks flashy plays or highlights, but he is a steady and powerful blocker. Sedrick Van Pran is a similar type of player, but he may need to find the right scheme to be successful. That said, if the Steelers draft a starting center, the odds are it is one of these three names.