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2024 NFL Draft Results: Pittsburgh Steelers select DT Logan Lee with 6th round pick

Entering the 2024 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of draft needs that they needed to address. Unlike in 2023, the Steelers didn’t possess a full allotment of draft picks, and there were several positions which would be considered a glaring need on their roster.

With seven total picks, the following positions could be viewed as a priority entering the selection process: cornerback, safety and even defensive line. Those positions, and more, were positions of need to help the black-and-gold get to the next level in 2024. There have been numerous thoughts and debates regarding what the team will do in Round 6 of the NFL Draft.

When the dust settled, the Steelers selected Logan Lee out of Iowa with their sixth pick in the draft.

For some analysis of this selection, here is information from a scouting report on Lee, this from

“Durable three-year starter as an undersized defensive tackle in the aggressive Iowa front. Lee has the size and length of a 5-technique but might not possess enough twitch and power to control blockers from that spot. He has good strength but needs time to ramp it up and doesn’t have as many quick wins as teams will want. Lee’s pass rush is very pedestrian but could improve some with better hand work and training. He’s a hard worker but fails to stand out with power, quickness or pass-rush talent, which puts a firm cap on his upside.”


  • Started in three straight seasons without missing a game.
  • Has enough shed strength to match up as a 3-4 end in the pros.
  • Upper-body power to press and extend at point of attack.
  • Capable of slipping around blocks from half-man positioning.
  • Rush shows life when he’s working toward the opposite gap.


  • Lacks mass and play strength needed to grapple inside.
  • Stays hung up on sustain blocks for far too long.
  • Doesn’t have the foot quickness to create mismatches inside.
  • Not explosive enough to crank up a menacing bull rush.
  • Gets pushed off his rush track by punch power.

What do you think of the pick? Let us know in the comment section below, and be sure to check out the Breaking News Podcast in the player below with a more detailed look on the draft pick:

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