Buckle up. The 2023 NFL Draft is here. After all the months of speculation, mock drafts (so many mock drafts) and research, we’re finally getting answers. Round One of the NFL Draft kicks off tonight with Rounds Two and Three Friday night, and the rest of the draft – and undrafted players – Saturday afternoon.
Our entire Steelers Depot has been extremely hard at work over the last many months and Dave Bryan and I can’t thank them enough for their hard work. We had boots on the ground at the Shrine Bowl, the Senior Bowl, and this year’s NFL Combine. We interviewed prospects, took notes at practice, and even talked to new Steelers’ GM Omar Khan. All in an effort to get ready for today.
With so much information thrown your way, we’re putting everything you need to know to be your draft party’s smartest fan in one place. All the profiles, visits, trackers, mock drafts, every major piece of information you need in one article. Bookmark this page, refer back to it, and you won’t have to go hunting for information.
Off the top, here are all the important Pro Day stops Mike Tomlin and Omar Khan made this year. Seven in total.
Mike Tomlin/Omar Khan Pro Day Visits
Pro Day Tracker: A school-by-school chronological breakdown of every Pro Day we spotted Steelers’ personnel at, about 90 schools in total, and a list of notable prospects in attendance.
Pro Day Review: Want a cleaner list of a Pro Day recap? We break things down by coaches, coordinators, and scouts for you guys.
Pre-Draft Visit Tracker: We know the Steelers’ complete list of 30 names who came in for pre-draft visits plus two local prospects. Pittsburgh is almost guaranteed to draft at least 2-3 names from this list.
Mock Drafts (Steelers Depot): The mock drafts submitted by the Depot staff. Links to each but here are each’s first round prediction.
Josh Carney – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
Jonathan Heitritter – Joey Porter Jr./CB Penn State
Dave Bryan – Broderick Jones/OT Georgia
Matthew Marczi – Broderick Jones/OT Georgia
Joe Clark – Deonte Banks/CB Maryland
Tom Mead – Broderick Jones/OT Georgia
Alex Kozora – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
Tyler Wise – Joey Porter Jr./CB Penn State
Ross McCorkle – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
Scott Pavelle – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
Mock Drafts (National): Some of the most notable national mock drafts with the Steelers’ picks.
Peter King – Jaxon Smith-Njigba/WR Ohio State
Matt Miller – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
Bucky Brooks – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
Mike Florio – Brian Branch/DB Alabama
Charles Davis – Joey Porter Jr./CB Penn State
The Ringer – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
PFF/Chris Collinsworth – Tyrique Stevenson/CB Miami (FL)
Chris Simms – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
Daniel Jeremiah – Broderick Jones/OT Georgia
Mel Kiper Jr. – Emmanuel Forbes/CB Mississippi State
Peter Schrager – Darnell Wright/OT Tennessee
Lance Zierlein – Deonte Banks/CB Maryland
Todd McShay – Deonte Banks/CB Maryland
Scouting Reports: We profiled an incredible 272 prospects this year, easily surpassing our goal and a far greater number than the 217 we had a year ago. You can see the entire table of names below. Unfortunately, it’s not sortable but you can also Ctrl + F to find a name below.
Scott Pavelle’s Big Board: You can check out Scott’s great Big Board here with this rankings of hundreds of prospects.
‘Look For’ Studies: Using historical data to predict the 2023 class. Each group by position linked below.
Interior Offensive Line
Clayton Eckert ‘Interest’ Studies: Clayton Eckert compiles a ton of information to rank the players who fit the Steelers the best combined with the prospects they’ve shown the most public interest in. Lots of useful information here.
Interior Offensive Line
Mock Draft Contest: Finally, be sure to enter our Mock Draft contest and potentially win some money. Just remember to read all the rules.
We’ll be here to cover all the moves and picks the Steelers do make for you guys. Can’t wait to see what happens.
Enjoy the draft, everybody.