Pro Football Focus has released their latest three-round mock draft, and projects the Pittsburgh Steelers to select an offensive tackle, running back and linebacker.
With the 24th pick, PFF has the Steelers drafting Stanford left tackle Walker Little. Measuring in at 6-foot-7, 313 pounds, Little arrived at Stanford as one of the top recruits in the country, but had an up-and-down career. Little was named First-Team All-PAC 12 in 2018, but suffered a season-ending knee injury after just a single game his senior year. He opted out of the 2020 season. While Little’s limited tape makes him somewhat of a project, he has demonstrated promise as both a run and pass blocker.
In the second round, they project Pittsburgh to take North Carolina running back Javonte Williams. Williams had a phenomenal career in Chapel Hill, rushing for 2,297 career yards and 29 touchdowns and earned both Second-Team All-American and All-ACC honors in 2020. Williams would provide an immediate lift to a Pittsburgh rushing attack that finished dead last in the NFL a season ago.
Finally, PFF’s latest mock has the Steelers selecting Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis in the third round. One of the fastest-rising prospects in recent weeks, Davis was a versatile playmaker for the Wildcats’ defense in 2020. David led the team with 102 total tackles, while also tallying four tackles-for-loss, three interceptions, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland.