3 players Steelers should take in 2021 NFL Draft to reclaim AFC North

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Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Tommy Tremble, Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a few opportunities to get better in the 2021 NFL Draft.

After an impressive 11-0 start to the 2020 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers faded fast.

From looking like a team that could win Super Bowl 55, the Steelers struggled in the final weeks before losing at home to the division rival Cleveland Browns in embarrassing fashion on Wild Card Weekend. With Cleveland still rising, the Cincinnati Bengals on the come-up and the Baltimore Ravens still on top, the Steelers have to win in the 2021 NFL Draft to win the AFC North.

Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 players to take to reclaim the division

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Tommy Tremble
TE Notre Dame Fighting (No. 87)

Adding a tight end could really round out the Steelers’ receiving corps

It has been established how well the Steelers are historically when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers. Seemingly any player they take at the skill-position group flourishes. With Chase Claypool having a monster rookie season out of Notre Dame, it would be advantageous for the Steelers to take his former college teammate Tommy Tremble at No. 87.

Notre Dame has a phenomenal track record when it comes to producing tight ends under head coach Brian Kelly. From Kyle Rudolph to Tyler Eifert to Cole Kmet, there is a chance Tremble could be that next Golden Domer standout at the position. While he was in Kmet’s shadow in 2019, Tremble showed he is worthy of being a third or fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Tremble leaves Notre Dame with 35 career catches for 401 yards and four touchdowns. While those stats do not jump off the page, Pittsburgh will have to love his 6-foot-4, 248-pound frame. Since he would join a receiving corps that already has Claypool and a returning JuJu Smith-Schuster, Tremble could fit right in with the Steelers’ offensive plans as a rookie this fall.

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