Steelers Post-Combine Mock Draft: Massive readjustments made in the trenches

The Steelers are able to rebuild their trenches in this latest post-NFL Combine seven-round mock draft.

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Steelers mock draft round 2: Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

Round two comes around and the Steelers want Zach Frazier. They thought about trading up in the second round, but they couldn't find any takers. The makeup of the trade would have involved their second-round pick this year and one of their two fourth-round selections too. Pittsburgh was not able to move up and someone took Frazier in this mock.

With both Frazier gone and Jackson Powers-Johnson taken in Round 1, Pittsburgh has to pivot to another need. They decide to get younger in the defensive trenches and select Braden Fiske out of Florida State. He is an older prospect coming out of the draft, but he has a ton of starting experience. He is someone the Steelers will show interest in.

Fiske spent his final year in college at Florida State, but before that, he played at Western Michigan. He played his first four seasons there and quickly became a role player for their defense. He eventually gained a starting job but had to move elsewhere to get more recognition. This guy has been disruptive during his collegiate career no matter if it was at Florida State or Western Michigan.

Fiske is the type of player that the Steelers would love to add to their defensive line core. He is still young enough to develop and has shown the ability to grow his game. He has some quality pass-rush moves but needs some work disengaging and tackling against the run. An amazing performance at the NFL Combine is sure to elevate his draft status, but Pittsburgh will pounce if he's still on the board in the second round.