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Steelers Land Oklahoma OT Tyler Guyton in Daniel Jeremiah’s Mock Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers take Tyler Guyton at 20th overall in Daniel Jeremiah’s latest mock draft after a run on tackles.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Oklahoma OT Tyler Guyton

As it stands, the Pittsburgh Steelers have multiple needs and avenues they could go in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, but the offensive line feels like the place most likely to be the pick. And in Daniel Jeremiah’s final mock draft, that is exactly where they went by landing Oklahoma tackle Tyler Guyton.

“Cornerback is in play here, but the Steelers continue down the road they chose last year by upgrading the offensive line. Guyton and 2023 first-rounder Broderick Jones are two extremely athletic and agile big men who will anchor the O-line,” Jeremiah said.

Guyton took a path that many offensive linemen take. He switched from the defensive side of the ball to offensive tackle. Now, he specializes in playing right tackle, but he feels like he can play on both sides. He did visit the Steelers on a Top-30 visit.

Coming into the Senior Bowl, all of the talk about Guyton was his potential, but the lack of tape led to some questions, and now all of them were answered here in Mobile, but I came away thinking that Guyton’s hype as a first-rounder is quite justified.

Let’s start with the negatives. For one, his hang usage and placement are all over the place. Guyton gets wide with his hands and, at times, can get caught bending over, thus stopping his feet and allowing rushers to get past him. But his feet are sweet and smooth. Man, he gets deep into his sets and looks fluid.

Guyton is not a perfect player. On some of the reps he did win, Guyton’s hands got wide, and that could leave him open to getting bullrushed or called for holding. But he has a fiery intensity to his game and the athleticism is there. I think he helped his stock tremendously and looks like a starter.

But those athletic tools give him a floor to meet whenever he goes out on the field. And as a run blocker, he has to eliminate some tendencies, such as playing with a high pad level, allowing edge rushers to scrape across his face. Of those top tackles, he is the rawest with many questions, but the athletic tools and ceiling that come with Guyton are special. And that is why he is rising up boards so quickly when he shows baseline traits that give him a better-than-expected floor. He gave more people a reason to take the risk.