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Steelers Select Senior Bowl Standout Tackle In Latest Mock Draft





It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers are once again prioritizing the trenches.


At this year's Shrine Bowl and last week's Reese's Senior Bowl, the Steelers placed their focus on some of the top offensive linemen in this year's draft class.


During Senior Bowl week, head coach Mike Tomlin was especially focused on Oklahoma Sooners tackle Tyler Guyton, whom he was reported having conversations with during one-on-one drills. Josh Edwards, NFL Draft writer contributor for CBS Sports, has the Steelers selecting him with the 20th overall choice in his most recent mock draft, which reflected this interest. Edwards writes:


"Broderick Jones can flip back to the left side, which would allow Tyler Guyton to play right tackle as he had in Norman. He was still technically rough at the beginning of the season but continues to show improvement each time he touches the field."

Guyton, who had a total of 662 offensive snaps with the Sooners in 2017, is expected to play at right tackle. In those snaps, he gave up 3 quarterback hits, 9 QB hurries, and zero sacks. Because of his performance throughout practice week, Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network selected him to his All-Senior Bowl Practice Week Team.


The Steelers should have plenty of alternatives in this class, especially with the depth of skill at the tackle position. One such name that came up during Senior Bowl week was Oklahoma State's Taliese Fuaga, who was perhaps the best lineman at the event. Another name is Georgia's Amarius Mims, who, despite his lack of career snaps, is proficient in pass protection and was Broderick Jones' former linemate.

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