A look at potential Day 2 targets for the Steelers
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The Steelers got their guy in Alabama running back Najee Harris in the first round of the draft last night. Once the Jets traded up from No. 23 to No. 14 with the Vikings and selected guard Alijah Vera-Tucker and the Dolphins picked edge rusher Jaelan Phillips at No. 18., the Steelers had a clear path to Harris at No. 24, and it didn't take them long to turn in the selection.
Tonight will be Day 2 of the draft and it's expected that the Steelers will address the center and offensive tackle position in Round 2 and Round 3. Luckily for the Steelers, they should have a ton of options as there are several high pedigree players still on the board.
At center -- Creed Humphrey of Oklahoma, Landon Dickerson of Alabama, Quinn Meinerz of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Drew Dalman of Stanford and Kendrick Green of Illinois are still available. One of the top three centers in Humphrey, Dickerson and Meinerz should be on the board when the Steelers pick at No. 55. Humphrey would be the ideal and safest pick, as the Steelers are reportedly scared of Dickerson's medical history, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dickerson suffered two ACL injuries and two season-ending ankle injuries in college.
At offensive tackle -- Teven Jenkins of Oklahoma State, Liam Eichenberg of Notre Dame, Jalen Mayfield of Michigan, Samuel Cosi of Texas, Dillon Radunz of North Dakota State and Spencer Brown of Northern Iowa are still available. Kevin Colbert wasn't lying when he said this year's offensive tackle class is deep.
The Steelers could also select Notre Dame inside linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
or Florida State cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. at No. 55 if either of them would fall that far. Tight end is also a position to watch on Day 2 with Pat Freiermuth of Penn State and Tommy Tremble of Notre Dame available.