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On Thursday, Devin Bush had a conference call on Steelers Nation Unite Huddle with fans. Most of the questions had to do with Bush's rehab after suffering a season-ending ACL tear in Week 6 against the Browns this past season. However, one fans asked Bush who he thinks the Steelers will draft in the first round.
Bush mentioned that he doesn't call the shots when it comes to drafting, that would be Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin, but he said they should draft an offensive lineman at 24th overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. Being that center Maurkice Pouncey retired and left tackle Alejandro Villanueva most likely won't be re-signed this offseason, reloading on the offensive line with top-tier talent wouldn't be a bad idea.
“I don't get paid to make those decisions, but if it was my team, I think O-line is something I’d want to address,” Bush said. “Of course, one of the greatest players to play the game in Maurkice Pouncey, he retired, so of course you have to fill that void. So, if it was my team, that’s something I would do.”
Landon Dickerson of Alabama, Creed Humphrey of Oklahoma, Josh Myers of Ohio State and Trey Hill of Georgia are considered the top centers in this year's draft. Centers are not often drafted in the first round, so the Steelers could possibly wait until the second round to get their replacement for Pouncey. They might also address the position in free agency.
When it comes to the offensive tackle position -- Christian Darrishaw of Virginia Tech, Jaylen Mayfield of Michigan, Sam Cosmi of Texas and Alex Leatherwood of Alabama have been linked to the Steelers in mock drafts as a first round pick.