Pro Football Focus has released their latest three-round mock draft, and have the Pittsburgh Steelers addressing a trio of needs. With the No. 24-overall selection, PFF has the Steelers taking Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins.
“We rarely advocate for pigeonholing yourself in a position, but given the Steelers’ roster and contract situations, they pretty much have to go offensive line,” PFF’s Michael Renner writes. “They’re in luck because Jenkins is as mean as they come at tackle — he earned a 93.6 run-blocking grade last year.”
Listed at 6-foot-6, 320 pounds, Jenkins saw action all along the offensive line for the Cowboys, but predominantly saw time at right tackle.
Jenkins made 35 starts over his Oklahoma State career, and was an accomplished pass blocker in their Air Raid scheme. He was similarly stout as a run blocker, with the Cowboys eclipsing 2,000 yards in each season of his tenure in Stillwater. Jenkins started the first eight games of the season for the Cowboys in 2020, but opted out the remainder of the year with a lower back injury.
In the second round, they project the Steelers to draft Florida quarterback Kyle Trask as the heir apparent to Ben Roethlisberger. A Heisman finalist in 2020, Trask passed for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns with eight interceptions.
Lastly, PFF has Pittsburgh drafting Alabama linebacker Dylan Moses. Listed at 6-foot-3, 240 pounds, Moses demonstrated outstanding instincts and adept pass coverage skills with the Crimson Tide. Moses recorded 192 total tackles, 21.5 tackles-for-loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions over three seasons in Tuscaloosa.
The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland.