With the 219th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Maryland OT Derwin Gray"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest News2019 NFL Draft Analysis2019 NFL Draft Grades: Grading the Steelers 7th round pick Derwin GrayNew Cheap Derwin Gray Jersey ,16commentsWith the 219th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Maryland OT Derwin GrayEDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft Grades: Grading the Steelers 7th round pick Derwin GrayReinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsThe Pittsburgh Steelers used their final selection of the 2019 NFL Draft, a seventh round selection, to select Maryland T Derwin Gray. Gray is a massive individual with upside. He is the type of project that Mike Munchak would get his mitts on and mold into a potential starting NFL offensive lineman. Problem is Munchak has moved on and now the responsibility to coach up the youngster falls on new OL coach Shaun Sarrett. Can he help Derwin Gray reach his full potential? There is work to do, that is certain. With the depth the Steelers presently enjoy along the offensive line, especially at the tackle positions, could this season be a red shirt year for Gray so to speak?Gray has ideal size and strength, including extremely long arms. However, he needs alot of work on his footwork and his balance. He is a better pass blocker than run blocker but projects to the right side due to his lack of elite quickness. Maybe even a move to the inside. It may be a year or two before Derwin Gray makes an impact on a NFL roster, and that is contingent on the young man continuing to work hard to make his NFL dreams a reality.The attributes and ability seems to be present. Therefore I am giving the Derwin Gray selection a grade of B.What overall grade do you give this selection? Please vote in the attached poll and explain why in the comments section below.Welcome to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Derwin Gray! From all of us at Steelers Nation! With a month to go before the 2019 NFL Draft, I’ve finally started studying the prospects and mocks. Here’s what I’ve learned (so far)."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest NewsCommentaryEverything I’ve learned about the 2019 NFL Draft, so far New,26commentsWith a month to go before the 2019 NFL Draft, I’ve finally started studying the prospects and mocks. Here’s what I’ve learned (so far). EDTShareTweetShareShareEverything I’ve learned about the 2019 NFL Draft, so far Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsThe 2019 NFL Draft is about a month away Benny Snell Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , and I’ve finally started to pay attention to it.“Why?” you may ask. Why am I, a responsible Steelers writer, only just now starting to pay attention to all things draft-related—including prospects and mocks? I’ll ask you a question: do you pay attention to a weather forecast three weeks out, or do you wait until a day or two before it’s scheduled to hit your area? You know as well as I do that no matter how many simulated models those meteorologists study, they ain’t gonna know the real force and potential destruction of Hurricane Kyler until about two days before he hits land. Anyway, this draft coverage strategy of mine is nothing new. You can accuse me of being lazy if you want. And I get that, especially if you’re one of those draftniks (or is it nuts?) who starts studying it right after the season.....well, you never stop, really—you may even be working on your very first 2020 mock draft as we speak. However,I’m different than you. When the Steelers season is over, I like to keep watching the NFL. Believe it or not, I’m into the other teams still fighting for the Lombardi trophy (assuming Pittsburgh’s last game wasn’t the Super Bowl). And, all the while, I’m writing about the fall-out of the just concluded Steelers season; what went wrong? Who will they sign in free agency? What free agents of theirs will they not bring back? Also, in case you haven’t noticed Benny Snell Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , drama has been a very big part of this offseason and many previous offseasons—and that, my friend, is ripe with countless angles (mainly involving Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell) to write about. But enough about all that. Let’s talk about the 2019 NFL Draft. What things have I learned (so far) after finally starting my research? —I can’t believe how many defensive linemen/outside linebackers/edge pass-rushers are likely to be drafted with the top 15 or 20 picks—especially the top 10. This is actually nothing new, but it really seems to be a thing this year. Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, Ed Oliver, Rashan Gary, etc., etc. Yes, perhaps this year more than most, there’s definitely a premium on finding the guys who can wreak havoc on the guys who pass the ball. —Again, defense usually dominates the draft, with most of the can’t-miss prospects getting snatched up well-before the middle of the first round. Gee, why haven’t the Steelers—with an average draft position of 23 under Mike Tomlin—been able to rebuild their defense into the dominant unit it was in the 2000s? —While there is a premium on pass-rushers once again this year, there doesn’t seem to be a surplus of inside linebackers Benny Snell Jersey 2019 , with the Devin twins (White and Bush) both likely to be off the board well before Pittsburgh is scheduled to pick at 20. With Devin White and Devin Bush as the only sure-fire first-round picks at inside linebacker, it may behoove the Steelers to try and move up to draft their man. And if they’re not willing to move up in the first round, maybe the Steelers can find a way to move up into the early portion of the second round (they do have 10 draft picks at their disposal) to select Alabama’s Mack Wilson. Either way, much like a season ago, it is highly unlikely Pittsburgh will be able to address the inside linebacker position by sitting idly by. —Unlike recent draft classes, there isn’t a ton of hype for this year’s crop of quarterbacks. However, that’s not likely to prevent prospects such as Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock from being drafted higher than they perhaps deserve. —Speaking of which, just one year after drafting Josh Rosen with the 10th pick (a pretty big investment in the quarterback position),the Arizona Cardinals are expected to take Murray—all 5’10” of him—first, over all. What does that mean? It means that once you find a quarterback who can play, you keep signing him to lucrative contract extensions until the wheels (his arm) fall off. —This should actually be a good year for the Steelers to address a need in the first round with a great value selection at a position other than inside linebacker. From what I’ve seen, Pittsburgh should have its choice of receiver and/or cornerback at 20—and it likely won’t be a reach. There you have it, what I’ve learned about the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft (so far).