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A look at the rankings of the prospects the Pittsburgh Steelers have met with to date

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have met with a list of prospects from all-star games to the Scouting Combine. We take a look at those players’ individual rankings.

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While we wait for NCAA Pro Days, and the continuation of the meet and greets, I wanted to take a look at the prospects which have met with the Pittsburgh Steelers and get a closer look at where they may fall in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

I went onto four of the well know draft sites:

The Draft Network
CBS Sports
ESPN
Drafttek

And took the rankings from each.

The totals were added together and then divided by the sources used (4) to get an average ranking from each individual prospects. I used these particular sites because they have the tools in place to distinguish position groups, but they also continued to use their overall ranking.

Some sites have a Big Board and the tool to separate the position groups, but list the particular position as a 1-15, instead of staying with the overall ranking. Yes, I took a short cut and I understand that the more sites used the more accurate the rankings become. This is a test run to see if there is enough feedback to look into things like this a little deeper.

Now to the rankings...

UPDATED: Alex Highsmith, Evan Weaver, A.J. Green, Darrell Taylor, Johnathan Taylor, John Simpson, Austin Hall


Johnathan Taylor RB Wisconsin / 31.75 - Projected Average- Late Round 1

Highest 25(The Draft Network) and Lowest 41(CBS)


Jalen Reagor WR Texas Christian / 33.5 - Projected Average - Late Round 1 to Early round 2

Highest 20 (ESPN) and Lowest 43 (CBS)


Curtis Weaver EDGE Boise State / 58 - Projected Average - Mid to Late Round 2

Highest 39 (CBS) and Lowest 76 (ESPN)


Jaylon Johnson CB Utah / 61.25 - Projected Average - Late Round 2

Highest 55 (The Draft Network) and Lowest 73 (CBS)


Cameron Danztler CB Mississippi State / 61.5 - Projected Average - Late Round 2

Highest 53 (ESPN) and Lowest 75 (Drafttek)


Lloyd Cushenberry Center LSU / 65.25 - Projected Average - Late Round 2/ Early 3rd

Highest 34 (The Draft Network) and Lowest 125 (ESPN)


Zack Moss RB Utah / 84.25 - Projected Average - Middle of Round 3

Highest 67 (ESPN) and Lowest 99 ( Drafttek)


Josh Uche EDGE Michigan / 90.75 - Projected Average - Mid to Late Round 3

Highest 57 (The Draft Network) and Lowest 143(ESPN)


Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State / 92 - Projected Average - Mid to Late Round 3

Highest 49 ( CBS) and Lowest 144 (ESPN)


Cam Akers RB FSU / 98.75 - Projected Average - Late Round 3

Highest 52 ( The Draft Network) and Lowest 160 (ESPN)


Albert Okwuegbunam TE Missouri / 100.5 - Projected Average - Late Round 3

Highest 62 (Drafttek) and Lowest 163 (The Draft Network)


Darrell Taylor EDGE Tennessee / 101.5 - Projected Average - Late Round 3

Highest 78( CBS) and Lowest 138(ESPN)


Brandon Jones Safety Texas / 117 - Projected Average - Early to Middle of Round 4

Highest 105 ( The Draft Network) and Lowest 133 (ESPN)


Van Jefferson WR Florida / 121.75 - Projected Average - Middle of Round 4

Highest 75 (ESPN) and Lowest 198 (Drafttek)


Amik Robertson CB Louisiana Tech / 135.25 - Projected Average - Middle to Late Round 4

Highest 99 (The Draft Network) and Lowest 169 (Drafttek)


John Simpson IOL Clemson / 138.25 - Projected Average - Late Round 4

Highest 60(ESPN) and Lowest 190(Drafttek)


Alex Highsmith Edge Charlotte / 164 - Projected Average - Middle of Round 5

Highest 97( The Draft Network) and Lowest 300 (ESPN)


AJ Green CB Oklahoma St./ 164.5 - Projected Average - Middle of Round 5

Highest 101(ESPN) and Lowest 228( CBS)


Evan Weaver ILB Californiia/ 202.5 - Projected Average - Middle of Round 6

Highest 131(The Draft Network) and Lowest 257(ESPN)


Kaleke Hudson ILB/Safety Michigan / 234 - Projected Average - Middle of Round 7

Highest 159(ESPN) and Lowest 285 (The Draft Network)


Tanner Muse Safety/ILB Clemson / 240.5 - Projected Average - Middle to Late Round 7

Highest 200 ( Drafttek) and Lowest 298 ( CBS)


Colton McKivitz Tackle/Guard WVU / 245.5 - Projected Average - Middle to Late Round 7

Highest 114 (ESPN) and Lowest 424 (Drafttek)


Kevin Dotson OG Louisiana - Lafayette / 252.75 - Projected Average - Late Round 7 to UDFA

Highest 124 (CBS) and Lowest is No Ranking ( Drafttek and ESPN)


Kevin Davidson QB Princeton - NR - Projected Average - UDFA


Austin Hall ILB Memphis - NR - Projected Average - UDFA

Notes:

Josh Uche

Viewed as an OLB (assuming 4-3) by Drafttek (97)

Viewed as an EDGE by CBS (66) and The Draft Network (57)

Viewed as a DE by ESPN (143)


Kaleke Hudson

Viewed as a Safety by The Draft Network (285)

Viewed as an ILB by CBS (225)

Viewed as an OLB by ESPN (assuming 4-3) (159) and Drafttek (270)

New Note: Some prospects have a No Ranking( NR) but will be given a 300 score to still give a 4 source average.


Questions:

What prospect do you feel is closer to their actual ranking?

What prospect gives the Steelers a better bang for their buck?

Is there a projection variance or prospect that stands out?

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Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare for the new league year, NFL Free Agency and the 2020 NFL Draft.