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Kevin Colbert says the center position is 'unusually deep' in this year's draft



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Today at the Steelers pre-draft press conference, general manager Kevin Colbert said they're "wide open" heading into the draft in regards to what positions they'll pick.


Colbert also said there is good depth at offensive line, wide receiver, running back, linebacker (inside and outside) and cornerback.


Colbert later in the press conference mentioned that the center position is unusually deep this year and there are several prospects that are starter capable.


The Steelers have a big void to fill at center with Maurkice Pouncey retiring this offseason. And as of right now, either B.J. Finney or J.C. Hassenhauer would be the starter at center going into the 2021 season. So, center is a big need in this year's draft and with it being a deep class, they could find a solid center like Alabama's Landon Dickerson, Oklahoma's Creed Humphrey, Ohio State's Josh Myers, Illinois' Kendrick Green, Wisconsin-Whitewater's Quinn Meinerz, or Georgia's Trey Hill in the second or third round.


I'd imagine the Steelers will address the center position in the draft at some point, and probably relatively early. For good reason too, having Finney or Hassenhauer as the projected starting center in 2021 is worrisome.



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