The Steelers had a fantastic draft, addressing several needs with two cornerbacks, one offensive tackle, one defensive tackle, one tight end, one linebacker, and one offensive guard.
Pittsburgh took three players who were once projected in the first round in Broderick Jones, Joey Porter Jr., and Darnell Washington.
With that in mind, let’s get right into the Steelers NFL Draft Recap.
Steelers NFL Draft Picks 2023
- Round 1, Pick 14 Overall (From NE): Broderick Jones, OT, Georgia
- Round 2, Pick 32 Overall (From CHI): Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
- Round 2, Pick 49 Overall: Keanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin
- Round 3, Pick 93 Overall (From SF via CAR): Darnell Washington, TE, Georgia
- Round 4, Pick 132 Overall (From SF via CAR): Nick Herbig, LB, Wisconsin
- Round 7, Pick 241 Overall (From MIN via DEN): Cory Trice Jr., CB, Purdue
- Round 7, Pick 251 Overall (From LAR): Spencer Anderson, OG, Maryland
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Steelers Draft Grade 2023
Steelers NFL Draft Grade: A
I gave the Steelers an A for addressing their two biggest needs in offensive tackle and cornerback while getting players who fell past their projections, especially Porter Jr.
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Note: The following information was written prior to the 2023 NFL Draft.
Steelers Draft Team Needs 2023
1. Offensive Tackle
The Steelers are in a great spot to address offensive tackle at pick 17 because some of the top prospects at this position will be available. Pittsburgh currently has Dan Moore (62.4 PFF Grade) penciled in at left tackle, so they could use an upgrade.
Pittsburgh signed veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson in free agency, but they can still add a top prospect through the draft. After all, pass coverage was one of their major weaknesses on defense last season.
3. Interior Defensive Lineman
The Steelers should add some depth to help out Cameron Hayward and Larry Ogunjobi. They signed Montravius Adams (48.9 PFF Grade) from New Orleans, but they’d be wise to add another player at this position.
Steelers May Also Consider Drafting: Edge Rusher, Inside Linebacker
Steelers NFL Draft Round 1 Mock 2023
- Round 1, Pick 17 Overall: Joey Porter Jr., Cornerback, Penn State
As of April 13, our own Anthony Cervino is predicting the Steelers will pick this talented corner and son of a former Steeler in this perfect fit. Read our full NFL Mock Draft.
Steelers NFL Draft Pick History
Steelers NFL Draft Picks 2022
- Round 1, Pick 20 (20th Overall): Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh
- Round 2, Pick 20 (52nd Overall): George Pickens, WR, Georgia
- Round 3, Pick 20 (84th Overall): DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M
- Round 4, Pick 33 (138th Overall): Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis
- Round 6, Pick 30 (208th Overall): Connor Heyward, TE, Michigan State
- Round 7, Pick 4 (225th Overall): Mark Robinson, LB, Ole Miss
- Round 7, Pick 20 (241st Overall): Chris Oladokun, QB, South Dakota State