Day two has Pittsburgh adding to two areas of need this offseason
Another slip for the Steelers here as McKinstry fell to them in round one and now here with Sedrick Van Pran in round two. He is a plug-and-play center and that is a position that needs a potential replacement option. Not only is Mason Cole on an expiring deal after this season, but he has not played well for being the anchor of the offensive line.
Van Pran would be an upgrade over Cole and would provide stability at the center position. Pittsburgh has been missing that element ever since Maurkice Pouncey retired. Bringing in another Georgia Bulldog should help a little with the chemistry issues since Broderick Jones played there in college. Another upgrade to the offensive line to solidify that group.
Keanu Neal and Damontae Kazee haven't been the best replacements for Terrell Edmunds right now. That could turn around as the season goes on, but it seems like safety could be another position of need come next offseason. Minkah Fitzpatrick has been doing his normal level of play, but he needs a quality partner next to him.
The Steelers take Tyler Nubin to round out day two of the draft here and add to their strong safety spot. He is a big player that roams the secondary for Minnesota. He has played in a bunch of different looks in college and is not afraid to get dirty at the point of attack. Nubin is a physical safety that should complement the style of football that this defense searches for.