The Steelers had 3 compensatory picks in the 7th round. They went for depth at David Paulson, TE, Oregon; Terrence Frederick, CB, Texas A&M; and Kelvin Beachum, Tackle, SMU. These players are normally long shots to the make the team but you can’t rule them out as being a future quality player, given time to develop.
Both Paulson and Beachum visited the Steelers during pre draft interviews.
David Paulson, TE, Oregon
240th overall. 6’3″ 245 lbs. He came to Pittsburgh on a pre draft visit. This will be a tough position to break into with Heath Miller and Leonard Pope on the roster; along with Weslye Saunders and David Johnson but he’ll get his chance to compete.
Paulson has been a reliable pass-catching tight end for Oregon. He struggles to get open, but he makes plays when the ball is thrown. He has been a consistent and durable starter who has always been capable of keeping the chains moving within the offense. He can make the spectacular catch and has sixth-round talent.