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Steelers 'Love' Two Players With First-Round Pick

One Pittsburgh Steelers insider offers three names to watch at pick 17.

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have their eyes on a few positions and players with their first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. And according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac, there are at least two names they "love" at 17. 

During his weekly Steelers chat, Dulac was asked about top prospects the team can find at pick 17 within the cornerback, defensive line and offensive tackle positions. His response: "CB Kelee Ringo. T Darnell Wright. DL Bryan Bresee. I can tell you they love two of those guys."

From what we know, the Steelers met with all three players during the NFL Combine and met with Wright at the Senior Bowl as well. They've attended Clemson's Pro Day, where they were caught talking plenty of times with Bresee, and have a pre-draft visit set with Ringo. 

It's hard to guess which of the three Dulac believes the Steelers "love," but he did drop a hint about one of them. 

"I know this is an impossible exercise because no one can predict how the draft board will fall, or exactly what a team may be thinking for that matter," a reader writes. "But just for fun, humor if you would.....With the 17th pick of the 2023 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select.........?"

Dulac's response... 

"Bryan Bresee."

The Steelers have yet to sign a defensive tackle who could play nose, and are lacking depth behind Cam Heyward after Isaiahh Loudermilk's down year as an NFL sophomore. As of now, the team would rely on DeMarvin Leal to play the majority of it's backup snaps behind Heyward and Larry Ogunjobi, with Montravius Adams being backup, or starting, at nose tackle. 

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