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Pro Football Network Mock Draft has Steelers Taking Center, Slot Corner

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Pro Football Network’s Dalton Miller has released his latest two-round mock draft, and is projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers to go center, then cornerback with their first two picks.

Miller projects the Steelers to select Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey with the No. 24th pick.

Following the retirement of Maurkice Pouncey, the Steelers cannot go wrong taking the top center available.

Measuring in at 6-foot-4, 302 pounds, Humphrey was outstanding at the Sooners’ pro day last week. While is 5.09 40-yard dash was rather average, he dominated in the vertical jump (33 inches), bench press (29), 3-cone (7.54 seconds), broad jump (112 inches) and shuttle (4.46 seconds).

Humphrey was a three-year starter for the Sooners, earning First-Team All-Big 12 and Third-Team All-American honors in 2020. He was also a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, awarded annually to the nation’s top center, in 2019.

In the second round, Miller has Pittsburgh drafting UCF cornerback Aaron Robinson at No. 55.

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A two-year starter at slot corner for the Knights, selecting Robinson would go a long way towards replacing Mike Hilton in Pittsburgh.

Robinson tallied 65 total tackles, 15 passes defended, 5.5 tackles-for-loss and an interception over the last two seasons.

He twice earned Second-Team All-American honors.

The 2021 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland.

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