Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft 2024: Providing fuel for Russell Wilson to cook with

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Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have transformed their offense by bringing in Russell Wilson and Justin Fields, plus play-caller Arthur Smith, the 2024 NFL Draft presents the chance to draft the best players available. Yet, there are still holes to address on both sides of the ball, and our 2024 Steelers mock draft attempts to solve them all.

Before we get to our latest Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft, here’s everything you need to know about their draft capital and team needs.

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Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks 2024

Here are the Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft

  • 1st Round, 20th overall
  • 2nd Round, 51st overall
  • 3rd Round, 84th overall
  • 3rd Round, 98th overall
  • 4th Round, 119th overall
  • 6th Round, 178th overall
  • 6th Round, 195th overall

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Pittsburgh Steelers team needs 2024

Here are the Steelers team needs ahead of the 2024 NFL mock draft.

  • Center
  • Cornerback
  • Offensive Tackle
  • Wide Receiver
  • Linebacker
  • Defensive Line
  • Offensive Guard

2024 Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft: Strengthening a playoff roster

First Round, 20th overall: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson

Drafting another freakish receiver like LSU’s Brian Thomas Jr. was enticing here, but Russell Wilson’s arrival should raise the ceiling of the Steelers’ offense as is, plus Van Jefferson, Quez Watkins, and Calvin Austin are solid complementary pieces to George Pickens.

While the Steelers found a gem in the second round with Joey Porter Jr. last year, Mike Tomlin’s defense has seen three cornerbacks hit free agency, and none have re-signed in Pittsburgh. Drafting Nate Wiggins, who’s an athletic freak at 6-foot-1 with a 4.28 40 time, could give the Steelers another potential shutdown cornerback on the outside. His physicality and competitiveness could improve, but joining the Steelers’ atmosphere should bring out the best in him.

2nd Round, 51st overall: Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia

Even though they’re getting him with the 51st pick, Zach Frazier could be a Day One starter in Pittsburgh. Like many other interior linemen, Frazier’s wrestling background gives him above average core strength and impressive technique for a young player. A smart player who has the athleticism to get to the second level, Frazier is just what the Steelers need at the pivot.

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3rd Round, 84th overall: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

Broderick Jones needs more time to develop, and Dan Moore isn’t a long-term starter, even if he may be forced into action again in 2024. While he may be limited to playing right tackle as he did at Notre Dame, Blake Fisher already has NFL strength. He does have some trouble with speed rushers thanks to less-than-ideal footwork, but with more refinement working with Steelers’ OL coach Pat Meyer, Fisher could develop into a starter.

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3rd Round, 98th overall: Brenden Rice, WR, USC

We mentioned earlier how intrigued we were with selecting a freakish receiver early on, but taking a starting-caliber cornerback was too enticing to pass up on. However, coming back to the position with the 98th pick by drafting Brenden Rice could still provide the Steelers with a receiver capable of contributing as a rookie.

The son of Hall of Fame great receiver Jerry Rice, Brenden is bigger than his father at 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, and while he also didn’t clock a great 40 time at 4.5 seconds, it’s an impressive pace for a player his size. He also had the fourth-highest top speed while running the 40-yard dash at 23.7 mph. Rice is the type of player who could be even better in the pros than he was in college, thanks to playing up to his opponent’s level of physicality and never backing down from a challenge. He’d be a great fit in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Steelers 7-round mock draft 2024

Here is our full Steelers 7-round mock draft.

  • 1st Round, 20th overall: Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
  • 2nd Round, 51st overall: Zach Frazier, C, West Virginia
  • 3rd Round, 84th overall: Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame
  • 3rd Round, 98th overall: Brenden Rice, WR, USC
  • 4th Round, 119th overall: Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State
  • 6th Round, 178th overall: Joe Milton III, QB, Tennessee
  • 6th Round, 195th overall: Jordan Jefferson, DL, LSU

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