2024 NFL Mock Draft: Day 2 selections for each AFC North team; Steelers stock up

Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and finally the Cleveland Browns are drafting in the 2-3rd round.

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. Jordan Morgan . 55. Arizona. player. Nmd51. . OT. Jordan Morgan . 51

In a trade with the Minnesota Vikings, the Steelers are now back on the clock at No. 51, Jordan Morgan, the offensive tackle out of Arizona. 

Jordan Morgan could be argued as one of the most athletic tackles in the country. He was projected to be a first-round pick in the 2023 draft before he suffered a torn ACL in November 2022. After returning from the injury, he has shown that he is fully healthy and displays great initiative in blocking. His lateral agility and timing with his hands are also first-rate. 

However, some technical improvements still need to be made regarding his pass protection and how he handles bull rushes. That alone is the only reason the Steelers were able to pounce on him mid-second round. 

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The Steelers picked Morgan because he is a dynamic athlete with excellent speed and agility. He is a high-mass blocker with a great body structure and length. His lateral burst enables him to match up with stunting rushers without much effort. 

He has exceptional moves with a steady center of gravity. His leverage and pad-level acquisition are impressive, providing him with a lot of torque power. He can easily block edge setters through extensions and fix his alignment immediately. His lower body strength helps him to sustain leg churn for a long time. Morgan is also very adaptable, able to drop his base, re-anchor, and suppress power rushes. 

He is also a reliable pass blocker who can immediately latch onto rushers and shift focus to interior DL, capable of recognizing and reacting to stunters and looping rushers. Finally, he has excellent physicality and can finish defenders once he gets the chance.

Morgan boosts the Steelers' line, which is ranked at the bottom of the league in PFF. McCarthy will take a sign of relief when he hears Morgans's name called; he is a Tomlin guy with the talent to match.