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2023 NFL Draft

Steelers Draft Digest: Pickett Touts Jordan Addison, Bears to Trade No. 1



Jordan Addison

Kenny Pickett went to Twitter to tout Jordan Addison while the Steelers draft plans could be altered by a Bears trade at the top of the draft.

🏈: On Twitter Monday, Kenny Pickett took to Twitter to tout his former running mate Jordan Addison while at Pitt. In an emoji, Pickett called Addison a dog after the two put up prolific numbers together en route to an ACC Championship victory.

The two have been subject to speculation that they could reunite in Pittsburgh. However, with a lack of pressing need at receiver it’s seemed unlikely. Still, that won’t stop the former teammates from supporting one another on their NFL quests.

🏈: Top Georgia defensive tackle prospect Jalen Carter does not plan to work out at the NFL Combine and will instead only go through interviews and the medical process

He is not the only top player sitting out, but Carter is expected to be Top-5 draft pick in this year’s class, and could be the first defensive player off the board.

🏈: With general manager Omar Khan in attendance, it would not be surprising to see the Steelers see someone at the HBCU Combine they like. And that seems to have happened as Lane College edge rusher Andrew Farmer, who is a 6-foot-3, 250-pound tank, drew interest from the team according to Justin Melo of the Draft Network. They were not the only team, as the Patriots, Chargers, Commanders, and a bunch of other teams seem to be especially intrigued by Farmer.

At the HBCU Combine, Farmer ran 4.72 40-yard dash, a 38-inch vertical, 9-foot-10 broad jump, and spoke with 14 teams, including Pittsburgh.

🏈: According to David Kenyon of Bleacher Report, the dream pick for the Steelers in the draft is none other than Georgia OT Broderick Jones.

“The franchise’s new mission is to build around—and protect—quarterback Kenny Pickett,” Kenyon wrote. “If the Steelers have a chance to select any of Skoronski, Paris Johnson Jr. or Broderick Jones, they should be sprinting to the podium. Jones is a powerful blocker who can develop into a cornerstone for Pittsburgh’s offensive line.”

That makes plenty of sense, as Jones is a stout player with plenty of power behind his frame. If Pittsburgh could land him, they’d be lucky to do so

🏈: According to Adam Schefter, the Bears are looking to move off the No. 1 overall draft pick. With no apparent need at quarterback thanks the belief in Justin Fields, they will instead look to recoup picks and instead reload on the defensive side of the football. That could affect the Steelers draft plans if the right team moves up to the spot and gives the Bears an extra pick before No. 17 overall.

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