It is great to sit around and wonder about which future All-Pro is going to fall into the laps of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft. But let’s take a look at things from a more realistic point of view. We ran 20 first-round simulations and here are the seven guys most relevant to the Steelers needs who were on the board.
CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia
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Confident corner with elite speed and tons of experience.
S Brian Branch, Alabama
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Athletic, rangy free safety and the best in this draft class.
EDGE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
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Long, explosive pass rusher very similar to Bud Dupree coming out of college.
OT Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
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Massive, powerful run blocking offensive tackle who is being underrated right now.
LB Drew Sanders, Arkansas
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Three-down linebacker who can play inside and outside.
G O’Cyrus Torrence, Florida
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Massive run blocking guard and the best interior offensive lineman in the group.
DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson
Huge, athletic defensive lineman who can work inside and outside.