The 2021 NFL draft is just around the corner. This year the Steelers will have a first-round pick at No. 24. Many mock drafts have had the Steelers selecting a quarterback, wide receiver, edge, cb, offensive linemen, and running back in the first round of the draft. Only a select few have had the Steelers take a wide receiver in the first round.
JuJu Smith-Schuster could walk during free agency soon. So the Steelers could be in the market for a new wide receiver in free agency or the draft. Bob Labriola feels the Steelers will add one through the draft. It is kind of hard to see the Steelers taking a first-round wide receiver, but the Steelers are always unpredictable when it comes to the NFL draft. It would make sense for the Steelers to draft a running back or offensive linemen in the first round. Especially when Art Rooney II said he is committed to fixing the running game in Pittsburgh.
Pro Football Focus recently released their newest mock draft and they have the Steelers selecting WR Rondale Moore from Purdue. They say with Ben Roethlisberger and his (way below) average depth of target coming back in 2021, the Steelers need someone to take those shorts passes and make plays. That's what Rondale Moore can do. Out of all the shifty, gadget type of receivers, Moore is probably the best out of the bunch says PFF.
Despite the abundance of short passes, the Steelers were still only 22nd in the league with 4.8 yards after the catch per reception. Moore's was a clean 7.0 over the last two seasons.