Day three of the Steelers draft ends with a couple additions in the trenches
Trying to load up the trenches here by adding some competition for the defensive line depth. Isaiahh Loudermilk has not been great, and the likes of Montravius Adams and Breiden Fehoko could use some competition for the next preseason. That is where a late round defensive lineman like Braden Fiske comes to mind for the Steelers.
They use their sixth-round selection on Fiske here as they hope that he can continue his progress into the NFL. He is an older prospect coming into the league after transferring from Western Michigan to Florida State this season. The remainder of this year will be his guide based on where he could go in the draft as he fits the perfect size for a defensive lineman on the Steelers defense.
Rounding out the draft here by adding some extra depth to the interior of the offensive line. Nate Herbig is there, but he is mostly a backup center now and can play guard if needed. Bringing in more competition at depth for the backup guard spot might be in Pittsburgh's best interest. They do that here by taking Matthew Jones out of Ohio State with their final pick.
This is good value as Jones has started at both guard spots during his time with the Buckeyes. That experience should help him catch onto the Steelers radar and push for a spot on the roster next year. He completes a draft that has some quality pieces from the first round of the draft to the final pick. There are many other issues this club must fix, but this mock draft did them some favors.