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2021 NFL Draft

NFL Analyst: Steelers Weighing Three Options for First-Round Pick



Despite tons of speculation on which way the Steelers will go in the first round, NFL Draft Analyst Tony Pauline feels the Steelers are looking at three possible candidates for the 24th overall pick.

During an appearance on Pittsburgh’s 93.7 The Fan, Pauline of said his sources are telling him the Steelers are locked in on selecting running Najee Harris, offensive tackle Tevin Jenkins or center Landon Dickerson.

Of course, who the Steelers end up selecting can change if a player they like is already off the board by the time they pick. The Steelers also have several needs will have to fill each of those holes on the roster at some point during the draft.

All three players have been repeatedly linked to the Steelers in mock drafts. Harris is among the consensus top group of running backs, and Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin were in Tuscaloosa for Alabama’s pro day, though both Harris and Dickerson did not participate due to injuries.

Injury concerns are the top issue for Dickerson, who suffered two ACL injuries in college, the second of which coming in last fall’s SEC Championship Game. He would likely be the first center off the board if not for those concerns, and it’s unclear when he’ll be drafted.

Colbert and Tomlin did not go to see Jenkins, who is generally considered to be the best tackle that will likely be available when the team gets to pick next Thursday night.