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2018 NFL Draft: Updating the Steelers Day 1 and 2 draft picks, and the picks they have remaining

Going over what has happened, and what could still take place with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the remaining rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Two days down, and one to go. Believe it or not, there are many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers who don’t worship all things NFL Draft. Rather, they simply take a wait-and-see approach.

With Rounds 1-3 in the books, it is time we take a look at who the Steelers have selected thus far, and what picks lie ahead in Day 3 of the draft process.

Check out a quick recap of what has taken place, the link for each pick will take you to the story for each selection.


Round 1

Pick No. 28 — Virginia Tech Safety Terrell Edmunds

While younger brother Trumaine may get the headlines in this year’s draft, Terrell is a quality prospect in his own right. Edmunds has size and burst which are coveted traits at the position. He has man cover talent against big targets and should step right into a role on the coverage units for special teams. Edmunds is at his best near the line of scrimmage and has eventual starter potential, but inconsistencies as an open field tackler may be a cause for concern in some NFL war rooms.

Round 2

Pick No. 60 — Oklahoma State Wide Receiver James Washington

Washington is a top-heavy receiver with dangerous build-up speed who has a three year history of hitting chunk plays thanks to his speed and ball tracking. Washington is more gradual than sudden with check marks in the vertical categories but minuses in categories like route running and hands. Washington has the potential to compete as a WR2 for a team looking to stretch the field. His limitations and dependence upon his quarterback’s deep ball accuracy makes the chasm between his ceiling and floor a little wider.

Round 3

Pick No. 76 — Oklahoma State Quarterback Mason Rudolph

Pocket quarterback with good size who has shown consistent improvement as a passer. Rudolph is more of a downfield, play-action passer than a quarterback who can win with precision and arm strength. He’s a capable field reader who has the ability to operate with timing which will be important since his arm can be dull at times. Rudolph could be an early backup with the potential of becoming an average to below average starter in the league.

Pick No. 93 — Western Michigan Chukwuma Okorafor

Okorafor’s size and potential will likely get him drafted earlier than where the tape says he should go. While he has plus physical traits, inconsistencies with balance and instincts could be a challenge to correct. He has the feet to handle speed rushers, but multi-move rushers could eat his lunch early on. Okorafor will need to play with much better consistency and toughness on the next level to become an average NFL starter.

Round 4: No Pick

Round 5: 148th Pick

Round 5: 165th Pick

Round 6: No Pick

Round 7: 246th Pick