In a perfect world, every round of the NFL draft would yield first-round talent. Every team would improve each year, and all their needs would be filled. This would be a dream scenario for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they have significant holes on both sides of the line of scrimmage.
And with one first-round pick, filling those needs falls squarely on hitting big on the rest of the Steelers’ picks. However, finding players who can at least approach the potential of consensus first-round picks isn’t easy. But we see it every year, as teams haul in major talent beyond the first day of the draft.
The Steelers are in a great spot, because this draft is very deep at many positions. This means with some proper planning and a little luck, they can find guys who can come in and play like top picks without costing one. Here are a few players the Steelers can wait for, and pass on the top prospects.