Why Jordan Love will not be a first-round selection
Personally, due to the statistical drop-off in production, Jordan Love should slip to the second round. His junior year performance shows he needs to a year or two before getting a chance in the league. Patrick Mahomes is an example of how that type of situation could pay off. Imagine what type of player Love could be soaking up knowledge from future Pittsburgh Steelers Hall-of-Famer Ben Roethlisberger.
Data suggests Jordan Love falls to the second round
Out of the last five NFL draft classes, only one class has had more than three quarterbacks selected in the first round(2018). Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Herbert are locked for being first-round draft picks: Which I find leaves Jordan Love outside of the top 32 selections. This is unless a team is willing to reach in the first round for Love.
To see the general population’s opinion, I created a Twitter poll asking where Jordan Love will fall during this year’s draft. The three choices I gave Twitter users were the mid-first round pick, late first-round pick, and early second-round pick. The consensus was that Love will drop out of the first round, and slip into the early second. Which leads me to the suggestion that the Pittsburgh Steelers should trade into the early stages of the second round to take the Utah State alumni.
|Twitter poll(70 votes)
|Mid-first round pick
|Late first-round pick
|Early second-round pick
What would the Pittsburgh Steelers have to give up for Jordan Love
To find out what the Pittsburgh Steelers would have to give up to trade into the early stages of the second round to take Jordan Love: Let’s look back to last year, and what the Jacksonville Jaguars gave up to move up for the thirty-fifth overall pick to select Jawaan Taylor. To acquire that thirty-fifth pick, they traded their thirty-eighth overall pick, and a fourth-round pick in 2019. The Jaguars also gained a fifth round, and a seventh-round pick in last year’s draft as well.
I assert the Pittsburgh Steelers should trade their 2021 second-round pick, a 2020 fourth-round pick, and a sixth-round in 2021 to draft Jordan Love in the early second. Pittsburgh should receive a fifth-round pick from the other team involved in the deal as well. I anticipate the Steelers to be quite successful this year. This leads me to the point that the second-round pick I suggested they trade, would be a late-round pick.