2023 NFL Draft
Steelers Draft Digest: Kelee Ringo Visit, OL Coach Watches Skoronski
The Steelers draft brass sets their fourth Top-30 visit while Pat Meyer heads on the road to Big 10 country to watch one of the best offensive tackles in the class.
: According to Ryan Fowler of the Draft Network, the Steelers are one of a few known teams to have a Top-30 visit scheduled with Georgia cornerback Kelee Ringo. They met with him formally at the NFL Combine and the Senior Bowl, so this continues the trend of visits and interest in the speedy cornerback from one of the top programs in the nation at developing cornerbacks.
Ringo ran a blazing 4.36 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, and the Steelers saw it up close and personal. In addition to all of that, they still could find someone with the versatility that Ringo brings to the table. With Patrick Peterson coming onboard, Ringo would have a great mentor.
: In a new mock draft done by Joe Broback of Pro Football Network, the Steelers draft brass lands prized Tennessee offensive tackle Darnell Wright in the first round. This is something that has become more common as draft season goes on, but this is what Broback had to say.
“To me, Darnell Wright‘s getting lost in the shuffle. Will Anderson even tipped his cap to the former Volunteer tackle. Wright’s been a stud for Tennessee for a while now, and there’s plenty of reason to believe he’ll go in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. One of the more underrated tackle prospects, people are beginning to come around on Wright’s game now,” Broback said.
: Meanwhile, the Steelers were active on the road yesterday. They attended Clemson pro day with their top brass, but Peter Skoronski was working out in Evanston, Illinois, yesterday, and representation for the Black and Gold was on hand. Bradley Locker spotted offensive line coach Pat Meyer taking a peak at Skoronski during the day. Then, Alex Kozora spotted area scout Kelvin Fisher on the road in Oregon to check out Christian Gonzalez and others in that fray. It was a busy day for the Steelers on the Pro Day circuit which is alive and well.
: The Steelers lost a 2024 compensatory pick by signing Patrick Peterson after losing Cam Sutton. However, they can easily gain it back with some other losses, but they should still be plenty active in free agency, so the question of whether they will have a compensatory pick still seems to be up in the air. In addition, they are indirect cancellations according to Nick Korte, meaning they are across different rounds.