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Steelers NFL Draft Recap 2024

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2024

Talk about a quarterback shake-up! Russell Wilson and Justin Fields replace Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph.

I don’t know if I like it, but being bold and going against the grain was a choice.

The Pittsburgh Steelers also added a big-time piece to their defense with Patrick Queen and plugged a key need with Donte Jackson to play alongside young star corner Joey Porter Jr.

Diontae Johnson and Allen Robinson are gone, the team signed Van Jefferson and will allow Calvin Austin III to move up into the slot.

Steelers NFL Draft Picks 2024

  • Round 1, Pick 20
  • Round 2, Pick 51
  • Round 3, Pick 84
  • Round 3, Pick 98
  • Round 4, Pick 119
  • Round 6, Pick 178
  • Round 6, Pick 195

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Steelers NFL Draft Round 1 Mock 2024

  • Round 1, Pick 20: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

As of March 8, Michael Rochman says:

“Last season, the Steelers traded up for Broderick Jones. Now they get a chance to stay put and draft his former teammate Amarius Mims to make the pair the franchise’s bookend tackles for the foreseeable future.

Mims has tremendous upside but is inexperienced and has had durability issues. With pick 20, though, it’s a gamble worth taking."

Find more draft insights in our full NFL Mock Draft 2024.

Steelers Draft Team Needs 2024

Note: The following information was written prior to the 2024 NFL Draft.

1. Wide Receiver

George Pickens has a ton of talent. The rest of the receiver room is so-so.

Van Jefferson is a serviceable No. 3, yet the Steelers are probably asking too much of him to be their No. 2. Calvin Austin III has yet to really show much and the rest of the depth chart is relative unknowns.

2. Offensive Tackle

Pittsburgh is hoping Dan Moore Jr. can improve but he didn’t look very good last year. Last year’s first round pick was used on Broderick Jones and he was relatively okay for a rookie at right tackle.

The whole offensive line needs work and I wouldn’t be surprised if multiple picks in the first four rounds are used on this unit.

3. Center

A good center does more than block. He works in tandem with the quarterback to adjust pass protection and adjust run fits.

Oregon’s Jackson Powers-Johnson and Duke’s Graham Barton should be available when Pittsburgh is on the clock at pick No. 20 and there are a couple solid second and third-round prospects in WVU’s Zach Frazier and Georgia’s Sedrick Van Pran.

More Position Needs: Nickel corner, Nose tackle, Defensive tackle, Defensive end

Steelers Draft Grade 2024

Grade: Coming soon

Read the evaluations in our full 2023 report card of NFL Draft Grades. 2024 grades will be published soon after the draft.

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Steelers NFL Draft Pick History

2023

  • Round 1, Pick 14: Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
  • Round 2, Pick 32: Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
  • Round 2, Pick 49: Keanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin
  • Round 3, Pick 93: Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia
  • Round 4, Pick 132: Nick Herbig, LB, Wisconsin
  • Round 7, Pick 241: Cory Trice Jr., CB, Purdue
  • Round 7, Pick 251: Spencer Anderson, OG, Maryland

2022

  • Round 1, Pick 20: Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
  • Round 2, Pick 52: George Pickens, WR, Georgia
  • Round 3, Pick 84: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
  • Round 4, Pick 138: Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
  • Round 6, Pick 208: Connor Heyward, TE, Michigan State
  • Round 7, Pick 225: Mark Robinson, LB, Ole Miss
  • Round 7, Pick 241: Chris Oladokun, QB, South Dakota State

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Matt De Lima

Matt is a sports content editor at The Game Day with more than 10 years experience in the fantasy and betting spaces. He is a two-time Fantasy Sports Writing Association award finalist with previous experience working for Sports Illustrated, Full Time Fantasy, FFToolbox, 4for4, and RotoExperts. Born and raised in California, Matt now calls southern Maryland home. He is a Virginia Tech alumnus and a life-long 49ers, Lakers, and Dodgers fan.

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