A great Thursday morning to you Steelers’ Fans! This is no ordinary Thursday of course now is it?
Thank God the NFL Draft is finally here. There is no longer period of the year than the one that goes from the day after the Super Bowl to the actual day of the draft. It may be just a handful of months but it feels like years. Can’t imagine what these young men are going through right now. All the blood, sweat and tears for this moment.
Speaking of ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears,’ I want to thank my guys Cnic, Garman and Ben for doing yeoman’s work on this year’s draft prep. There are so many players to watch and evaluate that it’s very easy to get lost in the names and numbers but these guys have been on top of things from the get-go.
The Steel City Blitz Podcast presented by 26shirts.com/Pittsburgh was on last night. We had our final discussions about the draft and also talked at length about Martavis Bryant’s reinstatement. Give it a listen before the draft!
The Steelers have now been rumored to be in love with three different QBs at pick number 30. First it was Pat Mahomes, then it was DeShone Kizer and today it’s Davis Webb. I smell lot of smoke…
Tweet of the Day… I couldn’t pass up this gem.
Do we really think the #ClevelandBrowns know what they're doing after passing on last yrs QB class including Wentz & Prescott 6 times??
— Dan Shonka (@Ourlads_Shonka) April 27, 2017
I have been a big proponent of UCLA EDGE rusher Takk McKinley since we started the draft process. I believe he offers the best versatility of what might be available to the Steelers at 30 in terms of a pass rusher and edge setter. Sadly, I think he goes before we ever get a chance.
Tight end seems to be a hot position of late for the Steelers early in the draft. It will not surprise me if this happens. It will also mean Ladarius Green is on the way out.
Martavis Bryant and Ben Roethlisberger got together yesterday for a throwing session and I’m told Big Ben was very pleased with what he saw. Keep in mind however, there are fences that need mending between these two. Bryant flat-out lied to Ben prior to his year-long suspension so I doubt Roethlisberger greeted him with open arms. The good news is that they spent time together so that’s a start.
Enjoy the draft this weekend and have a great one Steeler Nation!