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2024 NFL Draft

Steelers Had Fourth-Most Valuable Draft



Steelers WR Roman Wilson

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft haul at the 2024 NFL Draft is widely considered one of the best. For the second consecutive year, Pro Football Focus gave Omar Khan and Co. an A+ draft grade.

Warren Sharp of Sharp of Sharp Football is also high on what the Steelers did this past weekend. He thinks they had the fourth-most valuable draft.

“The Steelers absolutely destroyed the early rounds of the draft and finished with the #4 most valuable draft class,” Sharp wrote. “Pittsburgh’s first four picks were all steals of varying degrees: OT Troy Fautanu (expected at 18, taken at 20), C Zach Frazier (expected at 38, taken at 51), WR Roman Wilson (expected at 53, taken at 84) and LB Payton Wilson (expected at 47, taken at 98).

“The only time Omar Khan reached for ‘his guys’ was late in the draft, notably DT Logan Lee and CB Ryan Watts. An outstanding draft full of huge early value for the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

The Steelers’ investment in the offensive line should have them set for years to come. They got a steal with Zach Frazier falling to them in the second, and the value was off the charts with the Roman Wilson and Payton Wilson selections. NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah thinks Payton Wilson could have been a first-round pick if it wasn’t for a lengthy injury history.

More evaluations and grades will be handed out over the next few days, but the early return is that the Steelers hit this draft out of the park. NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger thinks the Steelers won the draft.

“I thought the Steelers won the draft. They had been trying to rebuild their offensive line. Now it started last year when they drafted Broderick Jones, signed Isaac Seumalo. They want this offensive line to be amongst, if not the best. They go out and get Troy Fautanu. They go out and grab Zach Frazier. They went right down the highway right there to West Virginia to get Zach Frazier, their center of the future. You just heard him talking about the history of the centers. Roman Wilson, Payton Wilson, love it. I thought they got the best linebacker. I thought they got the best center. I thought they got one of the best offensive linemen in Fautanu. I really thought the Steelers helped themselves out,” Baldinger said.