The 10 most realistic 1st-round options for the Steelers in the 2021 NFL draft

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Curt Popejoy
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When it comes to the 2021 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick will be crucial for the future of the franchise. The Steelers have done well in recent years with guys like T.J. Watt, Devin Bush and Bud Dupree. But picks like Terrell Edmunds and Artie Burns give reason for Pittsburgh fans to wonder if this year’s pick will be a hit or a miss.

Pittsburgh currently holds the No. 24 pick overall and assuming there are no trades, here are the 10 most reasonable guys to consider when the Steelers are on the clock. This is based on who the top 10 players were on the board when the Steelers went on the clock in 25 simulated one-round mock drafts. And sorry Steelers fans, there’s no Najee Harris here.

1-OT Christian Darrisaw | Virginia Tech

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2-LB Zaven Collins | Tulsa

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3-EDGE Gregory Rousseau | Miami

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4-EDGE Jaelan Phillips | Miami

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5-LB Nick Bolton | Missouri

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6-OT Jalen Mayfield | Michigan

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7-OT Teven Jenkins | Oklahoma State

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8-QB Mac Jones | Alabama

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9-WR Kadarius Toney | Florida

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10-OT Liam Eichenberg

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