Good Tuesday to you Steelers’ fans.
It was brought to my attention this week that there is an ongoing discussion among the Steelers’ brass that centers around taking a quarterback somewhere in the April Draft. It wasn’t a secret that Mike Tomlin spent ample time watching quarterbacks at last weekend’s Senior Bowl. Normally I don’t take much out of who Tomlin or Kevin Colbert are or were watching simply because they watch a LOT of players period. As of this writing, these are the selections the Steelers currently have.
- Round 1: None
- Round 2: Pittsburgh
- Round 3: None
- Round 4: Miami, Pittsburgh
- Round 5: None
- Round 6: Pittsburgh
- Round 7: Pittsburgh
That’s a grand total of five selections which is not many but they could pick up another when compensatory picks are announced. The Steelers should have a late third rounder thanks to Le’Veon Bell. In recent years, the Steelers have shown that they are willing to “waste” later round picks which irritates me to no end. They spent a sixth rounder on a long snapper who didn’t even make the final roster and last year they spent a fifth on a tight end that was projected as nothing more than an undrafted free agent. My opinion is that you still draft for need or at least draft athletes that can potentially become something. With all this said, should the Steelers draft a quarterback in 2020? If this were a draft where they had numerous extra picks then I’d say “sure,” but this isn’t that kind of a draft. Tomlin is doing his ‘due diligence’ here and I appreciate that. He’s looking at things from the “what if Ben Roethlisberger can’t come back” perspective. That’s only fair especially considering what last season wrought. I’m told the front office is all in on Mason Rudolph at this point and I’m not going to disagree. I think he needs more opportunity to prove what he can do with an offense that fits his strengths. So would I draft a QB this year? No I wouldn’t but do I understand why they might? Absolutely.
Tweet of the Day… I hope Jill was wearing Steelers’ gear.
This guy. Pfffffffft. 🤪😆😜 pic.twitter.com/00rxy0EVar
— Just_A_SmalltownGirl (@tweetJill22) January 28, 2020
A Good Point about Running Backs
My crew and I were talking yesterday about the Steelers’ potential interest in Baylor running back JaMycal Hasty. I noticed that Hasty is already 23 years old and suggested that may keep him from being a Steelers’ selection as they normally value youth in their draft picks. Ben pointed out that while that’s true, with running backs these days why not draft him and use him for four years and let him move on? The logic here being that running backs really have become a dime a dozen. Look at the 49ers. Raheem Mostert was cut from the New York Jets and many other backs have gone on to great success without tremendous draft fanfare. It’s just not a running back league any longer.
No Go in Mexico
Steelers’ President Art Rooney II has been pushing for several years for his team to play a game in Mexico. We have an incredibly large fan base there and ARII would love to reward them. Unfortunately it will not be this coming season as the NFL has announced that New England will play Miami in Mexico City. There remains a decent chance the Steelers could play in the UK however. I am still of the opinion that while I don’t like these out of country games I’m fine with it as long as the Steelers aren’t giving up a home game.
Have a great day Steeler Nation!
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