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Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 6.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Pittsburgh Steelers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Pittsburgh Steelers, check out our 2021 Pittsburgh Steelers Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Steelers:

EDSFootball - Hanson (3/5)

24. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

The Steelers ranked last in the NFL in rushing yards per game (84.4) and while they ranked bottom five in rush attempts (373), they also ranked last in the league in yards per carry (3.6). Meanwhile James Conner has struggled to stay on the field and almost certainly won't be back in Pittsburgh next season. The all-time career rushing leader in Alabama history, the do-it-all back rushed for 1,466 yards and 26 touchdowns and added 43 receptions for 425 yards and four more scores last season.

ESPN - McShay (3/4)

24. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

Ben Roethlisberger is now under contract for 2021, and he has plenty of weapons. But with James Conner heading toward free agency, the run game could use a punch. Harris is that and more, showcasing speed, size, decisiveness and ball security as a rusher, as well as upside as a receiver and pass-protector. Pittsburgh's offense fell off a good deal in the second half last season, and the top back still on the roster is Benny Snell Jr., who managed just 3.3 yards per carry last year. Harris averaged 6.0 over four seasons at Alabama, and his 26 rushing touchdowns in 2020 led college football.

Brooke Pryor on his fit with the Steelers: For a team that started 11-0, the Steelers have a laundry list of needs in the 2021 draft, and running back is in the top tier of that wish list. Harris would be an instant starter on a team likely to part with Conner in free agency. The Steelers badly need to rejuvenate the run game and actually stick with it this season. Adding Harris is the first step.

CBS Sports - Trapasso (3/3)

24. Carlos Basham Jr., EDGE, Wake Forest

Basham instantly stands in for Bud Dupree -- if he lands on another team in free agency -- and can give the Steelers some depth inside because of his large frame.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Pittsburgh Steelers

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Pittsburgh Steelers rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Week 17 NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a Week 17 roundup for the Steelers in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 7

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR: There's a case for edge defender Bud Dupree or left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, but we'll give Smith-Schuster the nod. He was terrific with nine catches for 96 yards in the Steelers' comeback win over the Colts and has 91 catches for 766 yards and eight touchdowns on the season. Smith-Schuster is at his best in the slot, where he can pick up tough yards in the intermediate part of the field. And he'll be just 24 at the start of next season.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 6

That was an amazing comeback against the Colts. Ben Roethlisberger looked like his old self in that game.

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Steelers in 2020.

MORE: Team-by-Team List of 2021 NFL Opponents

WeekDateOpponentResults
Week 1Mon., Sept. 14at New York GiantsW 26-16
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20vs. Denver BroncosW 26-21
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27vs. Houston TexansW 28-21
Week 4BYE
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11vs. Philadelphia EaglesW 38-29
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18vs. Cleveland BrownsW 38-7
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25at Tennessee TitansW 27-24
Week 8Sun., Nov. 1at Baltimore RavensW 28-24
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8at Dallas CowboysW 24-19
Week 10Sun., Nov. 15vs. Cincinnati BengalsW 36-10
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22at Jacksonville JaguarsW 27-3
Week 12Wed., Dec. 2vs. Baltimore RavensW 19-14
Week 13Mon., Dec. 7vs. Washington Football TeamL 23-17
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13at Buffalo BillsL 26-15
Week 15Mon., Dec. 21at Cincinnati BengalsL 27-17
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27vs. Indianapolis ColtsW 28-24
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3at Cleveland BrownsL 24-22

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Pittsburgh Steelers - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
249Chase ClaypoolWRNotre Dame
3102Alex HighsmithEDGECharlotte
4124Anthony McFarlandRBMaryland
4135Kevin DotsonGLouisiana-Lafayette
6198Antoine Brooks Jr.SMaryland
7232Carlos DavisDTNebraska

More: Full 2020 NFL Draft Results - Pittsburgh Steelers Draft History

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Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2021 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

James Conner Average Draft Position

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