Steelers land elite cornerback in new mock draft

Our friends over at Touchdown Wire have released a new 2024 NFL mock draft as the NFL preseason wraps up. In the next two days, the Pittsburgh Steelers and all of the league will be trimming rosters down and will have a clear picture of where the roster is strong and where it falls short.

This is where scouting for the 2024 NFL draft comes in. Head coach Mike Tomlin noted his college scouts are out on the road and already working hard on next year’s draft and college football is underway. So if you think it’s too soon to be talking draft, you would be wrong.

In this mock draft, TD Wire has the Steelers picking No. 16 overall, which is a travesty in itself. But putting aside that little quibble, getting Penn State cornerback Kalen King makes it better.

The Steelers got former Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr. in the second round of the 2023 NFL draft and he’s inching very close to a spot in the starting lineup. With free agency looming for guys like Patrick Peterson and Levi Wallace in the coming seasons, getting a player who is starter-ready like King is a smart call. A strong case can be made that King is already a better cornerback than Porter was last season.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire