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Heading into Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft, options remain wide open for the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were spectators in Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft, but they still have plenty of options heading into Day 2.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, and their massive following, watched Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft as spectators, feeling like the kids at Christmas who have to wait until December 26th to get some gifts.

They watched as all the other kids got to open their brand-new gifts, and the Steelers were forced to wait after trading away their top pick to the Miami Dolphins when they acquired Minkah Fitzpatrick prior to Week 3 of the 2019 regular season.

But fans shouldn’t fret, because there is still plenty of talent available for the Steelers on Day 2 of the draft. Their first pick will be the 49th overall pick, and even Team President Art Rooney II believes the Steelers are in a good spot.

In an interview with reporter Missi Matthews, Rooney told her the team isn’t “desperate” at any position.

While desperate might be a strong word, the Steelers certainly have some holes which need filled, specifically at the following positions, in no particular order:

Running Back
Wide Reciever
Offensive Line
Outside Linebacker
Inside Linebacker

Could the team still target a position outside of those aforementioned positions? Maybe a quarterback? Nothing is impossible, but if you look at the above positions, there is still plenty to look forward to on Friday night.

Thanks to BTSC Deputy Editor, Dave Schofield, here are the remaining players in the Top 100:

Here are the players still available after the first round of the 2020 NFL draft:

21. Josh Jones, OT, Houston

22. A.J. Epenesa, Edge, Iowa

23. Grant Delpit, S, LSU

25. Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge, Penn State

26. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

27. Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State

28. Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota

31. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

32. D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

33. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

34. Jonathan Greenard, Edge, Florida

35. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

36. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

40. Ross Blacklock, DL, TCU

43. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

44. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

46. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, USC

47. Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, TCU

48. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

49. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

50. Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn

51. Curtis Weaver, Edge, Boise State

52. Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU

53. Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M

54. Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

56. KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

57. Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin

58. Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

59. Terrell Lewis, Edge, Alabama

60. Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

61. Julian Okwara, Edge, Notre Dame

62. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois

63. Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma

64. Robert Hunt, G, Louisiana

65. Matt Peart, OT, Connecticut

66. Josh Uche, Edge, Michigan

67. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

68. Van Jefferson, WR, Florida

69. Zack Moss, RB, Utah

70. Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

71. Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU

72. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

73. Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

74. Jabari Zuniga, Edge, Florida

75. Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

76. Lucas Niang, OT, TCU

77. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

78. Matt Hennessy, C, Temple

80. Jordan Elliott, DL, Missouri

81. Harrison Bryant, WR, Florida Atlantic

82. Alex Highsmith, Edge, Charlotte

83. Ashtyn Davis, S, California

84. Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech

85. Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington

86. Damien Lewis, G, LSU

87. James Lynch, DL, Baylor

89. Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

90. Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas

91. Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa

92. Darrell Taylor, Edge, Tennessee

93. Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State

94. Leki Fotu, DL, Utah

95. AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College

96. Khalid Kareem, Edge, Notre Dame

97. K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson

98. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State

99. Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford

100. Bradlee Anae, Edge, Utah

As you can see, there are plenty of players at key positions still available for the black-and-gold. Names will be flying off the board at 7:00 p.m. ET to start the second round, but the Steelers shouldn’t have to make a drastic move/trade to still find a talented player who can help them in 2020.

Of the above players, who do you think would be the best fit for the Steelers on Day 2 of the selection process? Let us know in the comment section below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news, notes and rumors surrounding the Steelers heading into the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft.