Steelers land elite LB in new mock draft

He pittsburgh steelers The roster is just starting to come together for next season, which means we already have a pretty good idea of ​​what positions the Steelers should be targeting in the upcoming offseason with no changes, either through free agency or the 2024 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Pros posted a new mock draft and they identified the inside linebacker as the Steelers’ big first-round need. Pittsburgh signed several veteran inside linebackers in the offseason and we want to see how they do, but there’s no denying that this team is still looking for a Ryan Shazier replacement.

In this scenario, Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. is on the board at the 14th pick, which is the same pick the Steelers traded in 2023 to draft Georgia’s offensive tackle. broderick jones.

I like Trotter as a prospect. He has strong NFL pedigree, as his father played linebacker in the league from 1998-2009. But I really want to see more of him this season to make him worth taking in the top half of the first round. Trotter is often upstaged by Clemson teammate Barrett Carter, who was actually projected to be No. 19 in this mock draft. At this point, I’ll take Carter over Trotter 10 out of 10 times.

Overall, this draft fills the need, which other than a cornerback is probably the best right now. But unfortunately, it is lost in perspective. Which Clemson linebacker is better is a debate that will be settled on the field this season.

The story originally appeared on Steelers Wire

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