One health concern has made itself public for a top Pittsburgh Steelers draft prospect, and it’s changing the entire 2018 NFL Draft board.
The NFL Draft is almost here, but a last minute injury report is shaking the entire draft board. One of the Steelers top prospects has a lingering neck issue that could hold him back from being drafted in the opening round.
This doesn’t just eliminate a first round option for Pittsburgh, but moves their second and third option up the board for other teams. This could mean the 28th pick has less options, and force this team’s hand in a different direction.
The small picture is just moving on to a different player at the same position. But the bigger picture could change the entire roster moving forward. Whether people want to admit it or not, this injury could lead to the most significant roster move of the offseason.
A heartbreaking divorce between the two sides could hold James Harrison back from being remembered as a Steelers legend. But what he’s done for this team is a major reason Pittsburgh leads the NFL in Super Bowl wins.
Now, that he has retired from the NFL, these two sides need to work out their difference before the legacy of this future Hall of Famer is altered by future generations.
Two names come to mind when you think second generation of Steel Curtain – James Harrison and Troy Polamalu. Without these two, Pittsburgh isn’t the dominating team they were in the early 2000’s. Polamalu’s relationship with the team isn’t great, which means this team needs to make right with Harrison, before an entire decade of defense is ruined.
Listen next week for a 2018 NFL Draft podcast where Noah and John break down everything you need to know before April 26. The 28th pick is making headlines, but the entire draft could be the difference between AFC Championship and Super Bowl for the Steelers in 2018.