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The Chicago Bears are officially on the clock as Roger Goodell, 13 of the top prospects and thousands of fans are gathered in Detroit, Michigan for the 2024 NFL Draft. Omar Khan, Mike Tomlin, Andy Weidl and the rest of the Steelers braintrust are stationed in their war room at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex in Pittsburgh.

In this file, we’ll break down the picks leading up to No. 20 that may impact the Steelers’ decision, as well as keeping track of who may be available heading into the second night of the draft.

1. Chicago Bears, QB Caleb Williams, USC

Steelers QB Caleb Williams 2024 NFL Draft

No surprises here. Williams became a Bear the day that Chicago clinched the first overall pick.

2. Washington Commanders, QB Jayden Daniels, LSU

LSU Steelers QB Jayden Daniels

Jayden Daniels strikes the Heisman pose. | Photo by: Gus Stark

Like Williams, this one was pretty set in stone for quite a bit. At one point, Drake Maye was viewed as QB2 but Washington liked Daniels’ skill set better.

3. New England Patriots, QB Drake Maye, North Carolina

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect North Carolina QB Drake Maye

North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye (10) September 23, 2023 — David Hague/Pittsburgh Sports Now

The Patriots were linked to trading back but they stick at No. 3 and take Maye who just feels like a Patriots quarterback. First-year head coach Jerod Mayo gets his franchise guy to start his tenure in New England.

4. Arizona Cardinals, WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio St.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State Athletics

The Cardinals opt to stay at No. 4 after an eventful first round a year ago and take Harrison on the anniversary of the Larry Fitzgerald pick.

5. Los Angeles Chargers, OT Joe Alt, Notre Dame

Many mock drafts put WR Malik Nabers here but Jim Harbaugh and co. take their franchise tackle instead.

6. New York Giants, WR Malik Nabers, LSU

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Malik Nabers

Nabers goes one pick later to the Giants.

7. Tennessee Titans, OT JC Latham, Alabama

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft prospect Alabama Tackle JC Latham

JC Latham, Alabama Athletics

Latham is the second offensive tackle off of the board. The Titans may have panicked after the Chargers took Alt at No. 5.

8. Atlanta Falcons, QB Michael Penix, Washington

Pittsburgh Steelers Michael Penix

Even after signing Kirk Cousins, the Falcons take a quarterback inside of the Top-10.

9. Chicago Bears, WR Rome Odunze, Washington

Steelers WR Rome Odunze 2024 NFL Draft Wide Receivers

WR Rome Odunze, Washington Athletics

The Bears pair Odunze with Keenan Allen and Caleb Williams. Steelers fans can rest now as they are not trading up here to take Odunze.

10. Minnesota Vikings (from NYJ), QB J.J. McCarthy, Michigan

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy

J.J. McCarthy, Michigan Athletics

The first trade-up of the draft goes to the Vikings as they come up to take their franchise quarterback.

11. New York Jets (from MIN), OT Olu Fashanu, Penn St.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft prospect, Penn State OT Olu Fashanu

Olu Fashanu. — Matt Lynch / Nittany Sports Now

The Jets take an offensive lineman to protect for Aaron Rodgers after sliding down one spot. Potential Steelers target off of the board.

12. Denver Broncos, QB Bo Nix, Oregon

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Bo Nix

Bo Nix, Oregon Athletics

Nix drew comparisons to Drew Brees and Sean Payton liked that enough to take him in the top half of the draft.

13. Las Vegas Raiders, TE Brock Bowers, Georgia

Brock Bowers

Georgia tight end Brock Bowers (19) during Georgia’s game against Auburn on Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. (Tony Walsh/UGAAA)

Bowers is basically a wide receiver in a tight ends body.

14. New Orleans Saints, OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon St.

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Taliese Fuaga

Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State Athletics

Realistic and potential Steelers target off of the board.

15. Indianapolis Colts, EDGE Laiatu Latu, UCLA

UCLA Athletics – 2023 UCLA Bruins Football versus the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA.

First defensive player off of the board.

16. Seattle Seahawks, DL Byron Murphy, Texas

Pittsburgh Steelers Byron Murphy

DT Byron Murphy, Texas

After 14 straight offensive picks, two straight defensive guys go. The first pick of the Mike Macdonald era.

17. Minnesota Vikings (from JAX), EDGE Dallas Turner, Alabama

Vikings move up to replace Danielle Hunter.

18. Cincinnati Bengals, OT Amarius Mims, Georgia

Steelers

Georgia offensive lineman Amarius Mims uses crutches to leave the field after defeasting South Carolina an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, Ga. Mims wa injured in the firt half. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Bengals snag a potential Steelers target two picks before Pittsburgh’s pick.

19. Los Angeles Rams, EDGE Jared Verse, Florida St.

Rams take an edge rusher one pick before the Steelers select.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers, OL Troy Fautanu, Washington

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Troy Fautanu

Washington offensive lineman Troy Fautanu reacts after a touchdown by running back Dillon Johnson against Utah during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Steelers take the versatile offensive tackle Troy Fautanu who projects as an NFL guard but can also play center. It will be interesting to see who kicks inside for the Steelers.

21. Miami Dolphins, EDGE Chop Robinson, Penn St.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Penn State Edge Rusher Chop Robinson

Penn State defensive end Chop Robinson in a game against Iowa on Sept. 23, 2023. — Matt Lynch / Nittany Sports Now

Dolphins add a pash rusher.

22. Philadelphia Eagles, CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Toledo CB Quinyon Mitchell

Toledo CB Quinyon Mitchell

The Eagles snag the first cornerback of the 2024 NFL Draft.

23. Jacksonville Jaguars (from MIN), WR Brian Thomas Jr., LSU

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Target LSU WR Brian Thomas Jr.

LSU wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. (11) carries on a touchdown reception past Army defensive back Cameron Jones (10) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

After moving down from pick No. 17, the Jaguars take an explosive wide receiver and potential target of the Steelers before the selection of Fautanu.

24. Detroit Lions (from DAL), CB Terrion Arnold, Alabama

Pittsburgh Steelers Terrion Arnold

Terrion Arnold, Alabama Athletics

Arnold falls down the board to the point that the Lions had to jump up and take him. It looks like the Lions needed cornerback help after the release of Cam Sutton.

25. Green Bay Packers, OL Jordan Morgan, Arizona

offensive lineman Jordan Morgan (77) -TUCSON, ARIZ. — Football vs University of California, Los Angeles. Nov. 4, 2023. Photo by Marison Bilagody / Arizona Athletics

The Packers get offensive line help for Jordan Love.

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, OC Graham Barton, Duke

Pittsburgh Steelers Graham Barton

Pittsburgh, PA – November 19, 2022: The Pitt Panthers football team hosts the Duke Blue Devils at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh – Credit: Jeffrey Gamza

Buccaneers take the top-rated center in the draft. A potential day two target for the Steelers is off of the board.

27. Arizona Cardinals, EDGE Darius Robinson, Missouri

Pittsburgh Steelers Darius Robinson

Missouri edge rusher Darius Robinson

28. Kansas City Chiefs (from BUF), WR Xavier Worthy, Texas

Steelers WR Xavier Worthy

The Chiefs move up and take the speedy Xavier Worthy. This is on the heels of the Rashee Rice arrest and possible suspension.

29. Dallas Cowboys (from DET), OT Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Oklahoma OT Tyler Guyton

Oklahoma offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

A possible Steelers target is off of the board to the Cowboys.

30. Baltimore Ravens, CB Nate Wiggins, Clemson

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Nate Wiggins

A player that the Steelers had in for a pre-draft visit, Wiggins brings blazing speed to the Ravens defense but is very light in weight.

31. San Francisco 49ers, WR Ricky Pearsall, Florida

Pittsburgh Steelers 2024. NFL Draft Prospect Florida WR Ricky Pearsall

Ricky Pearsall, Florida Athletics

Pearsall goes way earlier than expected. Potential Steelers target off of the board.

32. Carolina Panthers (from BUF through KC),

FILE – South Carolina wide receiver Xavier Legette (17) looks for his teammates after a 65-yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Jacksonville State on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in Columbia, S.C.

Carolina jumps up one spot to take the hometown kid Xavier Legette. Bills trade out of first round completely and watch two more wide receivers go ahead of their first pick of the draft.

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