Quarterback: 2nd-3rd round
I know the Steelers are content with their current quarterback situation, but if they were to draft one, they would have to do it early. The chances of hitting on a quarterback drop exponentially in day three of the draft, and it wouldn’t make sense to take one this year at all if it’s not a player they believe could be a franchise signal-caller.
There are a couple of players with starting upside that could slip into the second and third rounds. While Jordan Love may not make it this far, Jalen Hurts and Jacob Eason are players that will fall into this range somewhere.
If the Steelers elect to ignore these candidates, they shouldn’t even consider taking one later in the draft. Pittsburgh will eventually need to find Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement. But if they don’t do it in the second or third round this year, they are better off waiting for next year’s draft rather than blow a pick on a player with no potential as a franchise quarterback.
- Jalen Hurts, Round 3
- Jordan Love, Round 2
- Jacob Eason, Round 3