The Pittsburgh Steelers have two picks in the fourth round. With the depth the class has at tackle, it’s a perfect time to find a player who can develop into making an impact. Pittsburgh gets a steal here in Trey Adams.
Adams put together some fringe first-round tape in 2019 for the Washington Huskies, showing dominance at the point of attack. He looked great at moving defenders off their spot in the run game, putting on a clinic near the goal line all season long. Adams also is solid in pass protection.
He falls down the board a lot because of past injuries. He missed most of 2017 and ’18 because of injury. The combine will be important for Adams, and if he’s cleared, his value could put him out of this spot. For now, it’s a great add for the Steelers.
There were definitely some holes in the Steelers receiving core in 2019. JuJu Smith-Schuster dealt with injury for a major part of the year. Diontae Johnson looked very good, and James Washington showed potential, but there’s definitely a need for more.
Michael Pittman Jr. brings a different profile to the table than the other receivers in Pittsburgh. At 6-foot-4 and 219 pounds, Pittman is great at stacking receivers and winning vertically. His route tree isn’t extensive, but he wins with what he has. If Pittman can be more productive in the red zone, he would really round out the receiving core.