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2024 NFL Draft

Steelers Land Two Top Offensive Linemen in ESPN Mock Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers could reshape their offensive line if this scenario from Jordan Reid comes to fruition.



Steelers WVU C Zach Frazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to heavily target the offensive line in the 2024 NFL Draft. But the players they end up landing will determine if those guys are successful, especially since they may have expectations to start right away with some of the holes on the offensive line.

In Jordan Reid’s new two-round mock draft with ESPN, they land Georgia tackle Amarius Mims and West Virginia center Zach Frazier. There’s not much of a better outcome than that.

“The Steelers got rookie-season success from Broderick Jones in 2023, and I could see them going back to the Georgia OT well again. I love Mims’ upside, and he measured 6-8 and 340 pounds at the combine. Ability isn’t the question with Mims — it’s the durability component that might hurt his draft stock. Mims had only eight career starts and 774 snaps over three seasons. But with solid lower-body movement traits, Mims can match and mirror edge rushers. Drafting him would allow Pittsburgh to move Jones back to his natural spot at left tackle, and the protection for Kenny Pickett or whomever is playing QB should improve,” Reid wrote. “Mason Cole was recently released, leaving the Steelers with a gaping hole at center. Thanks to his strength, hand power and finishing ability, Frazier would be a day one starter in Pittsburgh.”

Mims stated that he did meet formally with the Pittsburgh brass in Indianapolis before declaring himself 100% for the testing portion of the combine. On Sunday, he was in the process of putting up some gaudy testing numbers prior to a minor hamstring tweak, forcing him to cut his workout short without completing the agility tests. For obvious reasons, there has been a lot of discussion in Pittsburgh recently about offensive lineman having to switch sides or positions as a whole. Mims isn’t concerned about it.

Frazier appeared in 47 games for the Mountaineers over a four-year span. Frazier’s career at West Virginia came to an end when he suffered a leg injury during the Baylor game on Nov. 25. He managed to get himself off of the field, avoiding a loss of time on the clock late in the game. The Fairmont, W.Va. native capped off his Mountaineer career as an All-American and finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.