Sports Illustrated draft expert Luke Easterling compiled a three-round mock draft with “holiday gifts for every team.”
Easterling gifted the Steelers with Alabama cornerback Terrion Arnold with the No. 16 overall pick.
Joey Porter Jr. already looks like a star in the making, but you can never have too many talented corners, and the Steelers need an upgrade on the other side of the field. Arnold wasn’t even considered the best corner on his own team at the beginning of the year, but his impressive 2023 campaign has proven him to be a complete player worth taking in this range.
On the second day of the mock draft, the Steelers address needs on the offensive side of the ball with Ohio State receiver Emeka Egbuka at the No. 47 overall pick. Then, in the third round, the Steelers go to the trenches to select Georgia offensive lineman Sedrick Van Pran.
Egbuka and Van Pran could be a weapon and center for Kenny Pickett as he enters his third year with the Steelers.