Steelers Mock Draft 2.0: Here Come The Hogs

Add Trey Lance to the list of "Matt Stafford, Sam Darnold or Aaron Rodgers trade destinations" for Pittsburgh. Michael certainly makes an interesting point here. We saw the Steelers trade up to 10 only two years ago to get "their guy" Devin Bush and that was for a linebacker. 

I'd have to agree if someone like Lance is around that range and the Steelers feel strongly enough about the guy then do it. 

Two weeks ago I dropped the first collection of Steelers mock drafts and there was mention of some quarterback action there. Let's see how things have changed now that the conference championships are over.

CBS Sports: Spencer Brown - Tackle, Northern Iowa

"Michigan's Jalen Mayfield would be another candidate for this spot but I believe Spencer Brown's best playing days are ahead of him. He is an uber-athletic lineman that should have the polish after working out with former 49ers All-Pro Joe Staley for months."

Picking up right where we left off with the most popular selections from the first collection of mock drafts being o-line. Brown is a monstrous 6'9 so that would be very similar to what we've grown used to with Al Villanueva at left tackle. 

PFF: Asante Samuel Jr - Corner, Florida State

"here’s a roster overhaul heading to Pittsburgh this offseason, and the cornerback position is one that may look different in 2021. Samuel is a good fit for the Steelers because he works well in off-coverage and zone schemes with his eyes on the quarterback, all leading to a forced incompletion percentage of 20.2% over the last two seasons, seventh among 157 recent NFL prospects."

Told you in the first mock draft to continue to be on the lookout and not be surprised for a possible cornerback selection in the first round from Pittsburgh. Again, Cam Sutton, Mike Hilton will both be free agents, and they have a decision to make on veteran Joe Haden. Depth and playmakers will be needed there. Plus this pick lines up with how the Steelers typically like to draft in the first round. Power 5, NFL bloodline, etc. 

NFL Network: Teven Jenkins - OT, Oklahoma State

"The Steelers' inability to run the football last season was a major problem. They could take a runner here -- I love North Carolina's Javonte Williams and Alabama's Najee Harris -- but I think they will address the offensive line instead. Jenkins plays with an edge (see what he did against Texas) and would provide some youth/athleticism to Pittsburgh's aging group."

If they stay at 24 then, yes, Najee Harris or Travis Etienne would be tempting. Very tempting. Hopefully if these are the options they go with a player like Jenkins rather than getting a runner. Gotta build up that o-line again. At all costs.