clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2019 NFL Mock Draft: Predicting the 5 players going to the Steelers in Rounds 1-4

First round mock drafts are great, but predicting the top 5 picks for the black-and-gold is even better!

NCAA Football: Sugar Bowl-Alabama vs Clemson Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The 2019 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and as the calendar turns from March to April, the focus slowly leaves free agency and becomes hyper-focused on the upcoming selection process.

For a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have a whopping 10 total draft picks across all seven rounds, the scenarios are nearly endless.

What if Devin Bush is available?

Should the team trade up for Devin White?

What if both Devins are off the board by the time the Steelers pick at No. 20?

Should an offensive player, like wide receiver, take priority?

For most fans, this is when they turn to mock drafts to give them some insight on who experts are predicting to go to your favorite team in specific spots. Hopefully, we all know these mock drafts are nothing but predictions, but they do create some good discussion about prospects who will be available.

In the latest 4 Round NFL Mock Draft by Chad Reuter of NFL.com Reuter takes a stab at not just predicting the first round, but the first four rounds. The Steelers will have 5 picks throughout this stretch, so take a look at what Reuter predicts, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section below!!

Round 1 — No. 20

Devin Bush - LB

School: Michigan | Year: Junior

Sometimes inside linebackers become available later in the first round than their talent would warrant, providing great value. The Steelers pinch themselves seeing a player like Bush still on the board.


Round 2 — No. 52

Trayvon Mullen - CB

School: Clemson | Year: Junior

Mullen is a slight but tough outside defender who should thrive in the Steelers’ defense.


Round 3 — No. 66 (From OAK)

Riley Ridley - WR

School: Georgia | Year: Junior

Ridley’s 40 time at the combine was 4.58 seconds, which might cause him to drop a bit despite his professional route-running ability. However, 5-10, 186-pound Antonio Brown’s 40 time at the 2010 combine was 4.57 -- so those times are not always a great indicator of future success.


Round 3 — No. 83

Yodny Cajuste - OT

School: West Virginia | Year: Senior (RS)

The trade of longtime starter Marcus Gilbert gives Cajuste a chance to start as a rookie if he’s able to prove himself on the right side of the line.


Round 4 — No. 122

Justice Hill - RB

School: Oklahoma State | Year: Junior

James Conner and Jaylen Samuels did a nice job in 2018, but a speed back with some pop in his pads like Hill would be a strong addition.