Good Monday to you Steelers’ fans.
As we begin yet another week in coronavirus hell, we are less than two weeks from the NFL Draft. Whenever the Steelers are drafting in the first round, the idea that any of us know the direction they’re going is a bit clouded. From surprises like Terrell Edmunds and Artie Burns to more concrete picks like T.J. Watt and David DeCastro the selections have run the gamut. This time around there are many more options facing the Steelers as they don’t select until pick 49 in the second round. I’ve probably done 150 different draft simulations and the direction the Steelers may go is not any clearer. Running Backs Cam Akers and J.K. Dobbins seem possible. Wide Receivers Jalen Reagor, Michael Pittman, Jr and Denzel Mims seem like logical picks. But what about an offensive tackle like Isaiah Wilson? A defensive lineman like Ross Blacklock or maybe a safety/LB hybrid like Jeremy Chinn? Heck, many simulations of late have LSU’s Grant Delpit falling into the second round. Normally I’d suggest things will start clearing up in the next ten days but I really don’t think so. I see many options and no clear path at the moment.
I’m linking last week’s Steel City Blitz Steelers podcast here because this was one of our most popular episodes in recent memory. Thought it was deserving of another shot for you to listen. Later this week, we’ll start a more streamlined focus on the Draft.
Tweet of the Day… There are few things more “Raiders” than this.
The Raiders are still hopeful their stadium in Las Vegas will open on time, but have made calls about contingencies in other cities https://t.co/sKZauHgdGI
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 13, 2020
On this day in 2017, Dan Rooney passed away. The son of Steelers’ founder Art, Mr. Rooney helped build the Steelers that we know and love today. While there were many who had a strong hand in helping build the 70’s Steelers, Mr. Rooney was the guiding force who steadied the ship and did so until his passing. He was beloved by Steeler Nation and always will be. Thank you Mr. Rooney.
We touched on Alabama Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on our most recent podcast and I wanted to share my thoughts here. Do I think he’s a terrific quarterback? That’s a no-brained; he is for sure. Would I draft him? No. He’s been injured every season he’s played dating back to high school. He’s also had a reported four or five surgeries. I’ve been around long enough to be wrong many times and I’ll gladly admit if I’m wrong here. But there’s just too many red flags for me to draft him.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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