The 2020 NFL draft has reached its conclusion, and the Pittsburgh Steelers came away with six new players. Standing pat for all six selections where they were scheduled going into the draft on Thursday, the Steelers have three new offensive players as well as three defensive specialists.
Before the draft began, it appeared there were some key positions in which the Steelers would take players if the opportunity arose. While exactly where each position would be taken was up for debate, the six positions the Steelers exited the draft are not really a surprise.
For anyone who may have missed all the action of the 2020 NFL draft, the six players selected by the Steelers were:
Round 2, pick 49: Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
Round 3, pick 102: Alex Highsmith, OLB, Charlotte
Round 4, pick 124: Anthony McFarland Jr., RB, Maryland
Round 4, pick 135: Kevin Dotson, OG, Lousianna
Round 6, pick 198: Antoine Brooks Jr., S/ILB, Maryland
Round 7, pick 232: Carlos Davis, NT, Nebraska
NOTE: The Steelers third-round selection was a compensatory pick from the loss of free agents in 2019. Their original third-round selection was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2019 for the Steelers to select Devin Bush. The Steelers did not have a first-round or a fifth-round pick because it was traded to the Miami Dolphins as a part of the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade. In return, the Steelers received the Dolphins fourth-round pick (which they acquired from Tennessee) at number 135.