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2023 NFL Draft

Steelers Draft Digest: Pittsburgh Lands Big Tackle, To’oTo’o Withdraws



Steelers Draft Darnell Wright

The Steelers draft a surprising, but big tackle out of the SEC while Senior Bowl records were set during weigh-ins down in Mobile.

🏈: In their latest mock draft, PFF has the Steelers selecting a tackle not often mocked to them, but someone that has a big pedigree and size. The Steelers draft Tennessee’s offensive tackle Darnell Wright in the latest PFF mock draft projection for the team.

“Though Wright played right tackle for the Vols — the bigger need for the Steelers is left tackle — he is talented enough to where I’d take a chance on him and feel comfortable with the growing pains of Wright or Moore on the left side,” they wrote. “On 507 pass-blocking snaps in 2022, he allowed no sacks and just eight pressures with an 80.2 pass-blocking grade.”

🏈: The Senior Bowl setup is getting in motion as the crews in Mobile as measurements occurred on Sunday. Ohio State tackle Dawand Jones broke the all-time record for the biggest wingspan in Senior Bowl history at 89.5 inches. His length will be one of his best traits throughout the process.

🏈: The Steelers met with a number of players at the Shine Game. According to Steelers Depot, those include West Virginia WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton, UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, and Pitt OT Carter Warren. They will end up meeting with most of the players by the end of the week, but it is notable that the Steelers are focusing on those close to home even all the way in Las Vegas.

🏈: Nick Korte of Over the Cap did his final compensatory picks projections, and he does not expect the Steelers to land any compensatory picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. That would not be surprising given how active the Steelers were in free agency. However, they are still slated to carry four Top-100 picks heading into the draft.

🏈: Alabama LB Henry To’oTo’o will withdraw from the Senior Bowl activities this week after suffering an injury. The potential top-rated linebacker in the group, To’oTo’o’s injury will set back a group that could have been strong on the American team. Alabama safety Jordan Battle had previously pulled out of the game.

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