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2020 NFL Draft: Latest positional rankings show plenty of options for the Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers might not have a first round pick, but they certainly will have options when it comes to adding quality talent to their team in the upcoming draft process.

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As the 2020 NFL Draft approaches Pittsburgh Steelers fans tend to get depressed. The reality of not having a first round pick can be depressing, even if they received an All-Pro player like Minkah Fitzpatrick in return for that first round pick.

What fans should realize is there is still plenty of talent in the pool for the Steelers to consider, even if their first pick isn’t until the second round. NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks recently released his latest positional rankings, Top 5 at every position, and you quickly realize the Steelers will still have options.

It all comes down to positional needs for the black-and-gold. It is a safe assumption the following positions could be targets for the Steelers with their top pick.

Steelers team needs, in no particular order:

Running Back
Wide Receiver
Offensive Guard
Offensive Tackle
Tight End
Center

Once you look at the positions of need, and take a look at the rankings below, you have to see there will be plenty of players still on the board when the Steelers pick No. 18 in the second round.

Looking at the aforementioned positions, and then at the rankings below, who do you think will be available when the Steelers make their first pick of the draft, and which players would you like them to target?

Let us know in the comment section below this article, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on the Steelers as they prepare for NFL Free Agency and the NFL Draft.


Quarterbacks

1. Tua Tagovailoa

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

2. Joe Burrow

School: LSU | Year: Senior (RS)

3. Justin Herbert

School: Oregon | Year: Senior

4. Jordan Love

School: Utah State | Year: Junior (RS)

5. Jacob Eason

School: Washington | Year: Junior (RS)


Running Backs

1. D’Andre Swift

School: Georgia | Year: Junior

2. Clyde Edwards-Helaire

School: LSU | Year: Junior

3. J.K. Dobbins

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior

4. Cam Akers

School: Florida State | Year: Junior

5. Jonathan Taylor

School: Wisconsin | Year: Junior


Wide Receivers

1. Jerry Jeudy

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

2. CeeDee Lamb

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior

3. Henry Ruggs III

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

4. Laviska Shenault

School: Colorado | Year: Junior

5. Tee Higgins

School: Clemson | Year: Junior


Tight Ends

1. Cole Kmet

School: Notre Dame | Year: Junior

2. Hunter Bryant

School: Washington | Year: Junior

3. Harrison Bryant

School: Florida Atlantic | Year: Senior

4. Adam Trautman

School: Dayton | Year: Senior (RS)

5. Jared Pinkney

School: Vanderbilt | Year: Senior (RS)


Offensive Tackles

1. Jedrick Wills

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

2. Tristan Wirfs

School: Iowa | Year: Junior

3. Andrew Thomas

School: Georgia | Year: Junior

4. Mekhi Becton

School: Louisville | Year: Junior

5. Joshua Jones

School: Houston | Year: Senior (RS)


Guards/Centers

1. Lloyd Cushenberry

School: LSU | Year: Junior (RS)

2. Tyler Biadasz

School: Wisconsin | Year: Junior (RS)

3. Netane Muti

School: Fresno State | Year: Junior (RS)

4. Matt Hennessy

School: Temple | Year: Junior (RS)

5. Robert Hunt

School: Louisiana-Lafayette | Year: Senior (RS)


Defensive Tackles

1. Derrick Brown

School: Auburn | Year: Senior

2. Javon Kinlaw

School: South Carolina | Year: Senior

3. Jordan Elliott

School: Missouri | Year: Junior (RS)

4. Ross Blacklock

School: TCU | Year: Junior (RS)

5. Justin Madubuike

School: Texas A&M | Year: Junior (RS)


EDGE/Outside Linebacker/Pass Rusher

1. Chase Young

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior

2. A.J. Epenesa

School: Iowa | Year: Junior

3. Yetur Gross-Matos

School: Penn State | Year: Junior

4. Terrell Lewis

School: Alabama | Year: Junior (RS)

5. Curtis Weaver

School: Boise State | Year: Junior (RS)


Linebackers

1. Isaiah Simmons

School: Clemson | Year: Junior (RS)

2. Zack Baun

School: Wisconsin | Year: Senior (RS)

3. Kenneth Murray

School: Oklahoma | Year: Junior

4. Patrick Queen

School: LSU | Year: Junior

5. Akeem Davis-Gaither

School: Appalachian State | Year: Senior


Cornerbacks

1. Jeff Okudah

School: Ohio State | Year: Junior

2. Trevon Diggs

School: Alabama | Year: Senior

3. Kristian Fulton

School: LSU | Year: Senior

4. C.J. Henderson

School: Florida | Year: Junior

5. Cameron Dantzler

School: Mississippi State | Year: Junior (RS)


Safety

1. Xavier McKinney

School: Alabama | Year: Junior

2. Grant Delpit

School: LSU | Year: Junior

3. Ashtyn Davis

School: Cal | Year: Senior (RS)

4. Kyle Dugger

School: Lenoir-Rhyne | Year: Senior

5. Antoine Winfield Jr.

School: Minnesota | Year: Sophomore (RS)