Steelers pull off massive trade and address pressing needs in 7-round 2024 mock draft

  • They make a huge trade on Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft
  • Steelers immediately address their secondary in Round 1
  • Sam Hartman is a late-round developmental pick

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3. Tyler Guyton. player. . Tyler Guyton. . . Offensive tackle. 464. Tyler Guyton

They acquired this extra third-round pick with the trade back from earlier in this draft simulation. Pittsburgh finds good value here with Tyler Guyton out of Oklahoma who should be able to jump onto the field and impress. Dan Moore Jr. cannot be the future at left tackle for the Steelers and they need to bring in some players that could develop and potentially challenge for the starting job.

Broderick Jones will probably become the starter on the left side eventually, but Pittsburgh needs to find someone to take over the right side responsibility. Guton is an exciting prospect that brings huge size along with him. He has mostly played on the right side throughout college and will probably end up there. Guyton might not be able to start on day one, but he provides depth and options.

2192. Malachi Corley. . . . Malachi Corley. Malachi Corley. player. Wide receiver. 3

Another value pick with the swap of third-rounders from the earlier trade with the Cardinals. A lot of good value in that move. Malachi Corley becomes their final selection on day two of the draft here. He is someone that can play an immediate role in the Steelers offense. Both Diontae Johnson and George Pickens will be back next season, barring a meltdown.

Adding someone like Corley would provide an upgrade for someone who could play in the slot. He is a smaller receiver overall, but he is elusive with the ball in his hands. Calvin Austin III has not been great, so Pittsburgh needs to look for insurance options this offseason. Corley has been great at Western Kentucky and should be able to play a similar style of play to Hines Ward in some aspects.