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PM Team's Steelers Mock Draft - The Final Version

The PM Team with Poni & Mueller
April 23, 2020 - 12:54 pm

The PM Team of Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller has gone above and beyond this draft season. Their bosses are very pleased.

They have pulled all-nighters. They have paid for information. All in the name of creating the most accurate, comprehensive breakdown of the Steelers 2020 draft plans.

This draft guide didn't come with Steelers approval. This is what they don't want you to see. Their tremendous information. And that's because the PM Team isn't a mouthpiece. Or a house organ. All it cares about is the 93-7 the FAN listener.  YOU come first.

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So here it is, several alterations have been made to our final Steelers draft edit. There was another draft preview ready to go out this morning. But wait! Late changes we're needed. A bombshell came down. A huge source spilled the beans. Mueller has that way with people. He's very good.

  • 2nd round pick #49, Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
    A Steelers draft miracle! Sources tell us one running back, at most, will go in round one. It won't be Taylor. Questions about Taylor's fumbles, versatility, and huge workload have hurt his draft stock. Dobbins and Edwards-Helaire have more appeal as "modern" NFL running backs. There is a good chance of this working out in the Steelers favor. Late Wednesday night, a draft source told the PM Team "60/40 chance Taylor is still on the board at 49." In this scenario, Taylor becomes a no-brainer. He's a feature back. A better back than James Conner. Paul Chryst loves Taylor. And Steelers brass (Tomlin and Colbert) love Chryst. 
     
  • 3rd round pick #102, Saahdiq Charles OT LSU
    A little birdie told The PM TEAM that the Steelers have focused on offensive line prospects in this draft. The Steelers have the oldest starting offensive line in the NFL. And they also have an underachieving, disappointing line. Charles would be their future left tackle. He protected Joe Burrow's blind side for 2 years. He has a lot of Marcus Gilbert characteristics. Lots of raw talent. But needs some refinement. Some motivation too. Big upside. Could compete at RT day one. 
     
  • 4th round pick #124, Devin Duvernay WR Texas
    This is an incredible WR class. It's loaded. The Steelers will benefit from that. They know how to pick WRs. They know how to find them late in drafts. Antonio Brown. Martavis Bryant. Duvernay is a speed merchant. He can fly. Duvernay ran a 4.39 40.  He would fit a Steelers offense that utilized some of new Steelers QB coach Matt Canada's concepts. Perfect slot player. And perfect excuse to cut loose Ryan Switzer. 
     
  • 4th round pick #135, Jonathan Garvin, Edge Miami
    Stud athlete who underachieved at Miami. Never put up big sack totals. His career high is 5.5. Sounds a lot like Artie Burns. Another Miami prospect. A workout warrior. Good in shorts and spandex. Not as impressive on film. Let Keith Butler work with Garvin and see what happens. Treat 2020 like a redshirt year. Could be a steal. Or a bust. 
     
  • 6th round pick #168, Kevin Dotson, Guard Louisiana
    Ike Taylor went to Louisiana. And was a late round gem. Dotson dominated the tiny Sun Belt Conference. Two-time 1st team all-conference. Ramon Foster went undrafted. Matt Feiler went to a D-II school. Good bloodlines. 2 uncles played in the NFL. Tomlin loves football families. Watts, Edmunds, Rooneys. 
     
  • 7th round pick #232, Cameron Brown LB Penn State
    Brown is a good athlete. He'd get special team snaps immediately. He has speed. That could play well in Danny Smith's unit. He was a team captain at Penn St. Players looked up to him. Steelers need bodies at ILB. In the late rounds, you're looking to fill out your roster. And plug holes. Add depth.

Well that does it. How many picks will we get right? Probably a few to several. Because we're locked in. Dialed-in. That's the Poni and Mueller way. Enjoy!