Steelers’ 2021 Draft Pick: Who Took Pittsburgh? Full list of NFL Draft selections
After an 11-0 start to the 2020 NFL season, the Steelers appeared to be one of the AFC’s best contenders. Then Pittsburgh finished 1-4 before being slipped off the field in the wild round by the Browns.
The Steelers are stuck in a tough spot ahead of the 2021 campaign as they hope to make one last run with veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but a rebuild looks to be on the horizon. What approach will Pittsburgh take when it enters this year’s NFL Draft, armed with eight picks in total?
Here’s a look at the Steelers’ picks in the 2021 NFL Draft:
Steelers’ 2021 Draft Pick: When Does Pittsburgh Pick?
- Round 1, choice n ° 24: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
- 2nd round, choice n ° 55: Pat Freiermuth, TE, State of Penn
- Round 3, choice no.87: Kendrick Green, G / C, Illinois
- Round 4, choice n ° 128: Dan Moore Jr., Occupational Therapist, Texas A&M
- Round 4, choice n ° 140: Buddy Johnson, LB, Texas A&M
- Round 4, choice n ° 156: Isaiahh Loudermilk, EDGE, Wisconsin
- Round 6, choice n ° 216: Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami
- Round 7, choice n ° 245: Tre Norwood, CB, Oklahoma
- Round 7, choice n ° 254: Pressley Harvin, P, Georgia Tech
Steelers 2021 NFL Command Draft
|4||35 (Compensatory selection)|
|5||12 (from Cowboys to Eagles, Dolphins)|
|6||32 (from Buccaneers)|
Needs of Steelers NFL Draft
- Return: Debate will rage over whether the Steelers should pass a first-round pick on a running back like Alabama’s Najee Harris or Clemson’s Travis Etienne. Pittsburgh could certainly use an upgrade in the backfield, but it’s unclear if that’s the team’s top priority.
- Offensive line: With Maurkice Pouncey now retired, the Steelers could take a young center early in the draft. It would also be wise to bring in another tackle.
- Linebacker: Because it wouldn’t be a real NFL Draft if the Steelers didn’t select a linebacker at some point.
Pittsburgh Steelers simulate 2021 draft
Here are the latest 2021 NFL Draft projections for the Steelers, according to Vinnie Iyer’s Seven Tower Simulation Project:
|2||23||Asante Nelson||CB||Florida State|
|7||27||Shane Buechele||QB||High school|