The Pittsburgh Steelers finished with a winning record and another playoff appearance under Mike Tomlin despite dealing with a struggling offense. Pittsburgh hasn’t been able to complement its excellent defense since drafting Kenny Pickett in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
How many picks do the Steelers have in the 2024 NFL Draft to retool their roster?
Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Picks By Round
- Round 1, Pick 20
- Round 2, Pick 51
- Round 3, Pick 84
- Round 4, Pick 120
- Round 4, Pick 121 (via LAR)
- Round 6, Pick 197
- Round 7, Pick 237
How Many Picks Do the Steelers Have in 2024?
The Steelers have seven draft picks entering the 2024 offseason. They have all but one of their original picks. The only pick they’re missing from their stash is a fifth-round pick that was sent to the Los Angeles Rams alongside OL Kevin Dotson and their 2025 sixth-round pick.
In return, the Steelers received the Rams’ fourth-round pick in 2024 and their fifth-round pick in 2025.
The Steelers are not projected to receive any compensatory picks.
Who Did the Steelers Draft in 2023?
The Steelers traded with the New England Patriots during the first round of the draft to secure offensive tackle Broderick Jones from Georgia. Jones started and played the entire year at right tackle, and many are projecting him to move over to left tackle in his second year.
Joey Porter Jr.’s selection in the draft holds great importance, considering his father’s legacy. Joey Porter Sr. was a celebrated member of the Steelers, earning numerous Pro Bowl nods and All-Pro team honors as an edge defender. Porter Jr. led the team with six pass breakups in his rookie campaign.
Pittsburgh’s other second-round selection was used to draft Wisconsin defensive tackle Keeanu Benton. Benton filled multiple roles for the Steelers defensive line and was a massive hit as a rookie selection.
The Steelers selected another Georgia player with their third-round pick in TE Darnell Washington. Washington didn’t have an overly productive rookie season, catching just seven passes for 61 yards.
Pittsburgh used their fourth-round pick to draft Wisconsin pass rusher Nick Herbig. Herbig played sparingly behind T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith, but he did record three sacks as a rookie.
The Steelers did not pick again until the seventh round, and they made two picks in the final round. Purdue cornerback Cory Trice Jr. spent the season on injured reserve. Maryland offensive lineman Spencer Anderson played exclusively on special teams in nine games. However, Anderson did make an appearance as a blocking tight end for a snap in the regular season.
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