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Midweek Mock Draft Roundup 12.0: A look at the Steelers latest mock draft projections

We take a look at 10 of the latest mock draft offerings from some of the more notable names in the game.

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With the college pro day schedule now complete and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the midst of their pre-draft visits, time is running our for the experts to narrow down the options they believe the Steelers are considering in the first-round.

Each and every Wednesday for the next two weeks, we will bring you a selection of the latest mock draft projections from around the NFL draft community in an effort to help identify some of the players Pittsburgh could be interested in come April. So far, we have looked at 110 contrasting offerings from some of the more well-known names in the business, with five different defensive players standing out from the pack as the most popular names to project to the Steelers over the past eleven weeks.

This week we have 10 more mock drafts worthy of review:

Charley Casserly, NFL Network - CB, Byron Murphy, Washington

“Murphy is an excellent technician at the position, helping to bolster the Steelers’ secondary.”

(Previous pick - CB, Deandre Baker, Georgia)

Dane Brugler, The Athletic - TE, T.J. Hockenson, Iowa

“While there is a decent chance Hockenson is drafted before this pick, it wouldn’t be surprising if he is still available — similar to the 2017 NFL Draft when most thought O.J. Howard would be a top-12 pick, but he “fell” to No. 19. Tight end isn’t need No. 1 for Pittsburgh, but I would be surprised if they passed on Hockenson.”

(Previous pick - CB, Byron Murphy, Washington)

Will Brinson, CBS Sports - LB, Devin Bush, Michigan

“Man this draft is deep. And the Steelers benefit greatly from it, snagging a sideline-to-sideline linebacker they badly need to help shore up the middle of their defense.”

(Previous pick - CB, Deandre Baker, Georgia)

Pete Prisco, CBS Sports - CB, Greedy Williams, LSU

Their corners have to be upgraded and Williams would do that. He isn’t a great tackler, but the coverage skills are there. ”

(Previous pick - CB, Greedy Williams, LSU)

Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports - CB, Greedy Williams, LSU

“GM Kevin Colbert would waste no time making this selection. Williams would represent value and fill a gigantic need for Pittsburgh here.”

(Previous pick - CB, Deandre Baker, Georgia)

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports - TE, Noah Fant, Iowa

Antonio Brown is gone and the Steelers could offset some of his lost production by taking the most athletic tight end in a stacked draft class.”

(Previous pick - CB, Byron Murphy, Washington)

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network - LB, Devin Bush, Michigan

“First of all, how amazing was it to see Ryan Shazier doing a box jump the other day? I feel bad that every time we mock for the Steelers, Shazier and his absence comes up. It’s great to see him getting himself put back together and living a normal life.”

“Adding Devin Bush to the Steelers’ second level gives them a level of athleticism they’ve been missing. It fits a need and the value at this point in the draft is about right.”

(Previous pick - LB, Devin Bush, Michigan)

Josh Norris, Rotoworld - CB, Byron Murphy, Washington

“There does not appear to be a corner that will be highly coveted in this year’s class. One that will top every list. Murphy is a super fun watch, however, as he is very aware of route concepts and anticipates targets to disrupt. Plus he will crash down on receivers and ball carriers.”

(Previous pick - CB, Byron Murphy, Washington)

Dan Kadar, SB Nation - CB, Byron Murphy, Washington

“With Joe Haden down to his final contract year in Pittsburgh and Artie Burns failing to live up to his first-round draft placement a few years ago, the Steelers will be taking at least one cornerback in the draft. That could happen as early as the first round with a player like Murphy. He’s tough and physical, and the fans would absolutely love him.”

(Previous pick - CB, Byron Murphy, Washington)

Luke Easterling, DraftWire - LB, Devin Bush, Michigan

“If Bush gets anywhere near this pick, the Steelers should be looking to move up a few spots just to make sure they get him. Landing him without trading up would be a huge win for a team that still misses Ryan Shazier terribly.”

(Previous pick - CB, Byron Murphy, Washington)

For the second week in a row we have a tie for favorite among our draft experts with Michigan linebacker Devin Bush and Washington cornerback Byron Murphy both named in three mocks a piece. LSU cornerback Greedy Williams is also back in the mix in a couple of our projections, and for the first time since we started doing this exercise, we have finally seen an appearance by Iowa tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant,

We will add more mock drafts to our weekly roundup as they appear and we encourage you to let us know which experts you think we should be highlighting over the coming weeks.