Seven rounds best NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft 2017: Last years draft was to fix our secondary. We could still use some more good defensive backs. 2017 should be the year to draft some big and fast stud pass rushers. Get more weapons for Roethlisberger too.
| NFL Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 Mock Draft 7-Rounds|
Our Steelers mock draft is a scouts list, set up for "best available player" remaining on the board. This is the reason for multiple choices (A, B, C).
The players we picked are not just media hype ranked as on most mock drafts. Our picks have a proven record of great accomplishment.
Round one. Pick One. We get a stud edge rusher
A. Demarcus Walker, DE/OLB, Florida State. 6'4" 280 lbs. Voted ACC Defensive Player of the Year. AFCA All-American. Walker has the swim move of death. When motor is running, he is unstoppable. 16 sacks in 2016!
B. Takkarist McKinley, OLB/DE, UCLA. 6'2" 265 lbs. PAC-12 1st team. 4.56 speed! McKinley is mean, nasty, and raw. The way coaches want them.
C. Taco Charlton, DE/OLB, Michigan. 6'6" 272 lbs. All-Big Ten First Team. Big man can really move, but is raw. Coach Porter can turn him into a monster!
D. Haason Reddick, OLB/ILB, Temple. 6'1" 237 lbs. AAC First Team. 4.5 speed! Ultimate 4-3 OLB. Coach Butler is using more 4-3 and nickel packages.
Round Two. Pick One. We get a shut-down corner
A. Adoree Jackson, CB/WR/KR, USC. 5'11" 185 lbs. Jim Thorpe Award for best DB in college football. PAC-12 1st Team. 4.3 speed! Only a Junior!
B. Desmond King, CB/FS/KR, Iowa. 5'11" 206 lbs. Big-10 First Team. King won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2015. Very physical and full of nasty.
C. Howard Wilson, CB, Houston. 6'0" 188 lbs. AAC First Team. He is only a sophomore, so a good investment. Any good? Ask Oklahoma & Louisville.
D. Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego St. 5'11" 190 lbs. Mtn West Defensive Player of The Year in 2015 and 2016. Ball hawk and lights-out hitter!
Round Three. Pick One. We go for a game changing pass catcher
A. Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina. 6'2" 210 lbs. AAC First Team. Best hands in football. Great route runner. Leads NCAA with 158 receptions in 2016. Wow!
B. Taywan Taylor, WR/KR, W. Kentucky. 5'11" 198 lbs. 4.3 speed! 2x CUSA First Team. 1,730 yards and 17 TDs in 2016. Reminds me of Mike Wallace.
C. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M. 6'4" 198 lbs. Tall and fast target for Roethlisberger. He can stop and go like a smaller player. Senior Bowl star!
D. Nathan Peterman, QB, Pitt. 6'2" 225 lbs. Reminds me of Roger Staubach. Roethlisberger has given him advice. How good is he? Nathan Peterman is the only NCAA QB to beat Clemson in 2016!
Round Four. Pick One. We get another edge rusher
A. Daeshon Hall, DE/OLB, Texas A&M. 6'5" 265 lbs. The other DE for A&M. Huge quick man with long 35" arms. Unblockable at Senior Bowl. Daeshon Hall might be a better 3-4 OLB than his teammate, Myles Garrett!
B. Trey Hendrickson, DE/OLB, Florida Atlantic. 6'4" 265 lbs. Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year. Shrine Game Most Outstanding Player Award.
C. Josh Carraway, OLB/DE, TCU. 6'4" 250 lbs. 2016 Big-12 First Team. 2015 Big-12 First Team. 4.59 speed. Smart too. Academic All Big-12 4.0 GPA.
C. Joe Mathis, OLB/DE, Washington. 6'2" 255 lbs. Before foot injury, Mathis was on pace to be a 1st rounder. He has Harrison arms. 40 reps at 225 pounds?
Round Five. Pick One. We get a running back to challenge Bell
A. Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin. 5'11" 227 lbs. First Team running back in the Big-10! Drafting a running back from "run-first" Wisconsin is a no-brainer.
B. James Conner, RB, Pitt. 6'2" 245 lbs. He destroyed Clemson! I bet Steelers scouts already have him on radar. Don't arm tackle this guy!
C. Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming. 6'1" 220 lbs. Mountain West First Team. 1,860 yards this season. Averaged 139 yards per game. Only a Junior!
D. Kenny Golladay, WR, N. Illinois. 6'4" 213 lbs. All MAC First Team. Roethlisberger likes big and fast targets. Missing Martavis Bryant yet?
Round Five. Compensatory? Pick One. We get a superstar safety
A. Tedric Thompson, SS/FS, Colorado. 6'0" 212 lbs. Pac-12 2nd Team. Led the conference with 7 interceptions in 2016. His 24 total passes defended ranks #1 in the FBS! He could be the best safety in NCAA football! What a steal!
B. Jordan Sterns, FS/SS, Oklahoma St. 6'0" 200 lbs. Big-12 First Team. His 101 tackles in 2016 leads all defensive backs in the Big-12 conference.
C. Montae Nicholson, SS/LB, Mich State. 6'2" 219 lbs. Big strong saftey. One of the most feared hitters in the Big-10. This Junior is from Pittsburgh!
C. KD Cannon, WR, Baylor. 5'11" 180 lbs. Big-12 First Team. Cannon had 226 yards in the Cactus Bowl! You can never go wrong with a Baylor WR.
Round Six. Pick One. We get a good project here
A. Scott Orndoff, TE, Pitt. 6'5" 265 lbs. Watch some tape. I swear he plays like Heath Miller. Clutch player scored a touchdown to help beat #1 Clemson. Good hands and great blocker. Our scouts should already know him.
B. Darius English, OLB/DE, S. Carolina. 6'6" 245 lbs. Ultra athletic and very raw. 4.6 speed. SEC 2nd Team. He can learn Kung-fu from coach Porter.
C. Ejuan Price, OLB, Pitt. 6'1" 255 lbs. First Team in the brutal ACC. 21 TFL and 12 sacks in 2016. You got to grab the local guy when he is this good.
D. R.J. Shelton, WR/RB/KR/PR, Mich State, 5'11" 202 lbs. Big-10 2nd Team. Shelton led the team with 53 receptions, and 1,377 yards. He is like a running back after the catch. Just get the ball in his hands. Fun player to watch!
Round Seven. Pick One. We get a good project here
A. Karel Hamilton, WR/KR, Samson. 6'1" 202 lbs. AP All-American FCS First Team. SoCon 1st Team. Hands like glue! With his very long arms, he plays much taller than 6'1". 1389 yards in 2016. Make him a Steeler!
B. Khalid Abdullah, RB, James Madison. 5'10" 220 lbs. The best FCS running back in the nation, helping James Madison win the national championship. 1,992 total yards (132 per game avg.), with 22 TDS.
C. Jimmie Gilbert, OLB, Colorado. 6'5" 230 lbs. AP All American. Pac-12 First Team. Can you believe we can get Gilbert in round 7? Just fatten him up!
D. Brendan Langley, CB/PR, Lamar/Georgia. 6'1" 199 lbs. First Team All American CB. Wow! He also returns punts for touchdowns! 4.35 speed.
UDFA Prospects & Camp Tryouts (some guys are All Americans!)
History has proven that many of the best players in the NFL were undrafted. James Harrison, Ramon Foster, Alejandro Villanueva, and Eli Rogers are a few examples on the Steelers team. I am sure there are some diamonds on this list.
Donald Payne, SS/LB, Stetson. 5'11" 223 lbs. AFCA National FCS First Team All-American. Pioneer League Defensive Player Of The Year. His 538 career tackles ranks third all-time in NCAA Division 1. We will take him!
Mitchell Kirsch, OT/OG. James Madison. 6'6" 300 lbs. Best OT in the FCS. Big and fast. Treats linebackers like rag dolls. AP First Team All-American.
Dylan Cole, OLB/ILB, Missouri State. 6'0" 233 lbs. MVC First Team. AP ALL American. 142 total tackles leads the FCS. He has the vision gift!
Tyler Williams, CB, Central Arkansas. 6'1" 194 lbs. The best defensive back in the FCS, could be the best in all the NCAA. Leads the nation with 27 passes defended (4 int.). He has size, speed, and sticky.
Karter Schult, DE, Northern Iowa. 6'4" 269 lbs. Some NFL team will make him famous. Buck Buchanan Award Winner. MVFC Defensive Player of the Year. FCS All American. 24 TFL. 2016 NCAA Sack leader (17).
Christian Kuntz, ILB/OLB, Duquesne. 6'2" 232 lbs. Very nasty dude. AP All American. NEC Defensive Player of the Year! 24 TFL and 11.5 sacks. Luke Kuechly clone. Local player. The Steelers must know this guy.
Zach Terrell, QB, W. Michigan. 6'1" 206 lbs. Star QB for undefeated Western Michigan. He scored a record 538 points in 2016. 30-1 TD/INT ratio. Winner!
Chase Roullier, Center/OG, Wyoming. 6'3" 323 lbs. First Team Mountain West Conference. Heck of a run blocker. Big man moves like a fullback!
Brady Gustafson, QB, Montana. 6'5" 239 lbs. If you think Carson Wentz was badass, you should see Gustafson play. A man among boys. Throws a bullet!
Garry Brown, WR, Calfornia Pa, 6'1" 200 lbs. Div-II AP All American First Team. 184 yards per game average. 26 touchdowns! Awesome punt and kick returner too. He has 3rd round talent!
Michael Anderson, RB/KR, WV Wesleyan. 5'9" 190 lbs. Div-II National All American 1st Team. Mountain East Offensive Player of the Year Award. Have him run back kicks. Can this guy play or what?
Grover Stewart, DT/NT, Albany St. 6'6" 335 lbs. All American. Best defensive lineman in Div II football. Crazy motor like Danny Shelton of the Browns. Steelers should get a shot at him first!
Nate Theaker, OT/OG, Wayne State. 6'5" 315 lbs. Play him as a pulling guard, as his quickness will steamroll linebackers. DII First Team All American. GLIAC Lineman of the Year!
Collin Bevins, DE/DT, Northwest Missouri State. 6'6" 288 lbs. AFCA DII First Team All-American. 26.5 TFL and 17.5 sacks. Awesome 3-4 DE.
Sie Doe Jr., OLB/ILB, Fort Hays State, 6'1" 230 lbs. Div-II AP All American. MIAA Defensive Player of The Year. 15 sacks and 19.5 TFL.
Jonah Pirsig, OT, Minnesota. 6'8" 324 lbs. Blocked for an offense that rushed for 2,387 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2016. Coach Munchak can teach him some fancy dance moves.
Dillon Buechel, QB, Duquesne. 6'3" 200 lbs. All-NEC First Team QB. 10,000 yard career passer. More than just camp meat.
Colin Jeter, TE, LSU. 6'7" 254 lbs. Blocking bulldozer for run-first team. Very soft hands too. He has good NFL size and can be coached into a star.
Barry J. Sanders, RB/PR, Stanford/Oklahoma St., 5'9" 198 lbs. This is Berry Sanders kid. Yes, that Barry Sanders! Heck of a punt and kick returner.
Wes Lunt, QB, Illinois. 6'4" 210 lbs. Stud Big-10 QB with poor talent around him. However he was awesome in the Shrine game. Give him a shot.
Young Hoe Koo, K, Ga. Southern. 5'10" 190 lbs. Kicker problems have lost us games. Stuff him on the practice squad. Sun-Belt 1st team. 95% goals! Coolest name in football.
Patrick Towles, QB, Boston and Kentucky. 6'4" 252 lbs. Grit and nasty that is very rare in a quarterback. He reminds me of Philip Rivers.