Mock drafts are always a shot in the dark this time of year. A lot can happen between free agency and the NFL Draft, and we will have a much clearer picture of the Steeler’s needs in a few months.
However, tight end is a position that has been rumored to Pittsburgh this offseason, and it’s not hard to see why. Nick Vannett is an unrestricted free agent who may or may not return next season, while Vance McDonald is due $14.2 million over the next two seasons.
Even if both tight ends return, the Steelers could still use an upgrade at the position, and McDonald’s will be 30 years old this season.