Over the past weekend the 2019 SB Nation Live Mock Draft finished the remainder of the draft, completing rounds 4-7. It is time to take a look at the previous picks before we jump into the final 4 rounds.
Round 1 pick 20- Greedy Williams CB LSU
Round 2 pick 52- Deebo Samuel WR South Carolina
Round 3 pick 66- Taylor Rapp SS Washington
Round 3 pick 83 - Blake Cashman ILB Minnesota
Now let’s dive head-first into the final three rounds of the draft, and who the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to obtain with who was available...
Round 4 pick 122 - Daylon Mack NT Texas A&M
There were a few surprises in Round 4, but I was happy to see Daylon Mack make it to the Steelres’ at 122. The Texas A&M Nose Tackle is coming off a break out year for the Aggies. There was a coaching change in 2018 and some citing that Jimbo Fisher got the best out of the big man. He may never become Casey Hampton, because that guy was special, but he possesses the same run stuffing traits. Nothing personal against Big Dan McCullers, but this guy could provide what he didn’t.
There was a trade! I took the fifth round pick 141 that the Steelers received in the Antonio Brown trade and turned it into two picks in the fifth. I also gave up 192 and 207 to make the deal, that was the pick received in the Marcus Gilbert to Arizona deal.
Round 5 pick 147 - Dax Raymond TE Utah
With Jesse James off to Detroit, Pittsburgh needed to at least address the tight end position in the draft. Raymond is a work in progress in terms of blocking but is a better RAC guy compared to James. Very soft hands with a large catch radius, ability to get low and pull the ball off the ground. He needs better footwork in getting in and out of some routes. The one red flag is his age, 24.
Round 5 pick 158 - Justice Hill RB Oklahoma State
Justice Hill will be looked at as a third down change of pace back. Will be great in space and not a liability in pass protection. He will need to improve, but so did James Conner. Has some wiggle and the term slippery has been attached. Not the greatest of hands, but that can be worked on but does have the intelligence and intelligence to slide into open spaces as a safety valve.
Round 6 pick 175 - David Sills WR West Virginia
Many may complain here with this pick but with the loss of AB we have to account for double digit touchdowns. I’m on record as saying that we may need more help than what we currently have on the roster. On paper it may look fine but there are questions. Sills lacks elite athleticism and speed but has an uncanny ability to make catches and make catches for scores. Has some drop issues but considering he is still new to the position, was a former QB, I give some lee way there. The production is undeniable in his last two years at WVU, 1800+ yards and 33 touchdowns. I figured worth a shot in round six.
Round 7 pick 233 Jimmy Moreland CB JMU
Round 7 pick 244 Josiah Tauaefa LB UTSA
Another trade back from 219 to pick up a couple of extra picks
What do you think of the Steelers’ predicted haul from the 2019 NFL Draft? Would you be happy with the picks, or would you have gone in a different direction? Let us know in the comment section below!