The trenches have become a theme for the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, as they have made it a priority to meet with offensive and defensive linemen during their draft process.
One player that has been on head coach Mike Tomlin's radar since Senior Bowl week in early February has been Ohio State's Dawand Jones. At 6'9 and 350 pounds, Jones is a large specimen who happens to be an excellent offensive line prospect. After strong performances in both the Senior Bowl and this year's NFL Combine, Jones currently has a long list of teams looking to meet with him, the Steelers being one of them.
Jones' meeting could indicate that he is high on the Steelers' draft board. Considering they are picking at No. 17, he could fall right into their laps in this year's NFL Draft.
In 2022 with the Buckeyes, Jones played in 763 total snaps at right tackle and did not surrender a sack or a quarterback hit. He finished with an overall grade of 82.1, according to Pro Football Focus, and was selected as a First-team All-American.