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Pittsburgh Steelers land a huge haul in the latest mock draft.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ massive score in NFL.com’s latest five-round mock draft almost seems too good to be true.

Mock draft season is about to end, but for the next three weeks, it will be all the rage in NFL circles. NFL.com’s Chad Reuter published a five-round mock draft on Friday. The Pittsburgh Steelers made a big haul in the mock draft. If Pittsburgh’s actual draft looks anything like this mock, it will be a huge win for the franchise.

Steelers Land Huge Haul in Latest Mock Draft

#20 – Terrion Arnold, Alabama

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At worst, Terrion Arnold is the draft’s second-best cornerback. It’s hard to imagine him being available when the Steelers make their first selection. However, if he is, Pittsburgh will find it difficult to pass him up. While the majority of their holes are on the offensive side of the ball, the Steelers do have a need at cornerback. Pairing Arnold and Joey Porter Jr. has the potential to complete the Steelers’ defense in 2024 and for years to come.

The Steelers traded for Donte Jackson this offseason, but that shouldn’t stop them from drafting Arnold if he becomes available. Ideally, Arnold would start immediately opposite Porter on the outside. But Pittsburgh desperately needs a slot cornerback, and Arnold can also play inside. Long term, he is an outside corner. Short-term, he’s talented enough that Pittsburgh would be delighted to select him and use him in any capacity.

#51 – Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon

2024 NFL Draft prospect profile: Jackson Powers-Johnson, iOL, Oregon - Big  Blue View

At the start of the Steelers’ mock draft season, Jackson Powers-Johnson was a popular first-round pick. His draft stock has dropped, with analysts and insiders claiming NFL teams aren’t as excited about Powers-Johnson as fans are. Center is not regarded as a premium position. Despite being a complete center prospect, Powers-Johnson could be drafted in the middle of the second round. Creed Humphrey, one of the best center prospects in recent memory, was not selected until the end of the second round.

With one pick ahead of the Steelers at #50, the Philadelphia Eagles may be eager to take Powers-Johnson and hopefully turn him into Jason Kelce’s long-term replacement. Depending on Philadelphia’s asking price, the Steelers may be willing to trade up. Pittsburgh’s roster currently lacks a center. Powers-Johnson will be able to start Week 1 as a rookie, with the potential to be the Steelers’ center for the next decade. Even if his draft stock is slipping, this is still a great pick.

#84 – Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky

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Malachi Corley is a popular Steelers mock draft pick, as Pittsburgh showed a lot of interest in him during the pre-draft process. The Steelers definitely need a wide receiver. They’re in luck, as this is a deep wide receiver class. They could end up selecting a receiver in the second round. However, if they wait until the third round, there is enough talent in this class to secure a year-one contributor.

Corley possesses the skillset to immediately become the Steelers’ slot receiver. While Corley is not a great route runner, he is fantastic with the ball in his hands. Corley will rack up YAC if Arthur Smith can arrange some touches for him. Like Arnold and Powers-Johnson, Corley is unlikely to be available when the Steelers make their selection. The Steelers, like Arnold and Powers-Johnson, were unable to submit a ticket with Corley’s name on it quickly enough if he is still on the board at this time.


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