Pittsburgh Steelers draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections


Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers: 

Round 1 (No. 24 overall) - Najee Harris, RB, Alabama: This is a team that hasn't run the ball effectively for a decade – and ranked last in the league in 2020 – which might explain why the Steelers are 10 years removed from their last Super Bowl trip. Harris is the type of runner this city adores, yet he'd also protect declining QB Ben Roethlisberger as a blocker and outlet receiver. Harris (6-2, 230), who broke Derrick Henry's Alabama record with 46 rushing TDs, might ultimately remind Steelers fans of Le'Veon Bell, at least on the field. Draft tracker

Round 2 (55) - Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State: The "Baby Gronk" nickname isn't entirely accurate even though he wore No. 87. But Freiermuth should be a nice combo tight end for an offense that's incrementally getting overhauled this offseason. Draft tracker

Round 3 (87) - Kendrick Green, C, Illinois: A good athlete, he'll surely compete for one of Pittsburgh's open O-line jobs – one being center after Maurkice Pouncey retired.  Draft tracker

Round 4 (128) - Dan Moore, Jr., OT, Texas A&M

Round 4 (140, compensatory) - Buddy Johnson, LB, Texas A&M

Round 5 (156, from Cowboys through Eagles and Dolphins) - Isaiahh Loudermilk, DE, Wisconsin

Round 6 (216, from Buccaneers) - Quincy Roche, DE, Miami (Fla.)

Round 7 (245, from Dolphins) - Tre Norwood, CB, Oklahoma

Round 7 (254, from Ravens) - Pressley Harvin III, P, Georgia Tech

Pittsburgh Steelers' last five top draft picks: 

  • 2020 (No. 49 overall): Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
  • 2019 (No. 10 overall): Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
  • 2018 (No. 28 overall): Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech
  • 2017 (No. 30 overall): T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin
  • 2016 (No. 25 overall): Artie Burns, CB, Miami (Fla.)

2021 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Washington

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks