Now that the Steelers have finally added two new players from the college ranks in the form of Chase Claypool and Alex Highsmith. I recognize that my picks of RB J.K. Dobbins and EDGE Bradlee Anae were way off. But that’s fine, I will try again. With welcoming a new WR and Edge the mock has been updated to reflect the hot pickin’ action of Day 2. We’ve left the free agent pickups as the same.
Here’s what we got...enjoy.
Round 4, Pick 124
S K’Von Wallace - Clemson
Wallace is a good value pick here. He’s a hard hitter and a great blitzing safety. Projected to be a starter by year two for any defense that picks him.
Round 4, Pick 135 (from Miami, from Tennessee)
G Solomon Kindley - Georgia
The 6’3” and 337-pound Kindley is a scrapper that pays with a nasty disposition. The Georgia Bulldog is solid in one-on-one situations and handles a bull-rush well in pass protection. Could be a good depth piece his first year in Pittsburgh with Ramon Foster and B.J. Finney no longer in black and gold.
Round 6, Pick 198
DT Leki Fotu - Utah
Huge and a power rusher with very little effort needed. Needs to tighten up against the run. Could be a great addition to the defensive line and has time to learn the position.
Round 7, Pick 232
OT Colton McKivitz - West Virginia
The four-year starter for the Mountaineers has spent tackle time on both the right and left sides. The 6’6”/ 306 lb. McKivitz has a blue collar mentality, gets to his blocks and can get nasty. McKivitz can add much needed depth to an aging offensive line.
WR Maurice Ffrench (not a typo) - Pittsburgh
The wideout from Pitt had 96 catches in 2019, breaking Larry Fitzgerald’s 2003 record by four.
CB Reid Harrison-Ducros - Duquesne
The local product has superb agility and incredible speed at 4.38 seconds in the forty. RHD had two picks in 2019.
P Alex Pechin - Bucknell
The two-time AP All-American averaged 44.5 yards-per-punt over five years. He has field goal experience too.
RB Salvon Ahmed - Washington
The scatback doesn’t have great speed, but run for 1,020 yards and 11 TDs in 2019.
DL Robert Windsor - Penn State
The Nittany Lion senior had 14 sacks (7.5 in 2018) in his four-year career.
EDGE Ron’Dell Carter - James Madison
Ninth all-time at JMU with 23 sacks.
TE Nigel Kilby - Southern Illinois
Only 13 catches as a senior, but first TE over 6’7” to run a sub 4.7 (4.66) at the combine.
QB Nate Stanley - Iowa
Stanley could get drafted, he’s been linked to the Steelers. But the 6’4” passer had average throwing stats. He did lead the Hawkeyes to a 27-12 records (3-0 in Bowls) and started all 39 games in his career.