Top 12 Sleepers for Steelers heading into the 2023 NFL Draft

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While the Steelers have plans for instant impacts with their top picks, they also need to make sure that they get some developmental players later in the draft that can still impact this roster. Landing early starters is important, but the core of a draft is built on day three picks turning into contributors.

While the Steelers aren’t flush with mid-round picks, there are a bunch of intriguing prospects that they can select on day three. While they all might not be starters right away, they can develop into core players for this team down the road.

I used NFL Draft Buzz as a base guide, as they give a general projection of where a player will go. In order to make this list of potential steals, a player has to be projected as a fourth-round pick or later. All of these players qualify, so here are the 12 players I think could be steals for the team in the 2023 NFL Draft.

12. Olusegun Oluwatimi, IOL, Michigan

Despite making numerous investments and improvements to the interior of this offensive line, the Steelers still seem poised to add another body there, specifically one that can play center. If they opt to not address that position early with a top name, Michigan’s Olusegun Oluwatimi would make a lot of sense.

Oluwatimi is an experienced center playing against top college competition for most of his career. He isn’t an elite athlete by any means, but he plays with sound technique and knows how to hold his own along the center of a line. Oluwatimi will likely be a day-three pick and could develop into a fine starting center for the Steelers.