This gives you some options as far as running back. I think there are other positions on the offense that are more pressing like Wide Receiver and Offensive line in this draft. I do think a running back could be taken if the Steelers determine James Conner’s health is in jeopardy.
It is hard to say what James Conner’s health looks like currently as the Steelers don’t have to give injury reports in the offseason. Conner did miss some games in 2019 and those injuries could be lurking.
There is also the sad truth that James Conner had cancer and tumors around his heart. He has made a heroic recovery, but that does not mean that he doesn’t have long-term complications. His body may not have the longevity of other running backs.
The other thing to consider is the Steelers draft best player available and as you can see there are plenty of good running backs in this draft. It may not even be a need but a want for the Steelers to take a running back.
There are Day Two options like Jonathan Taylor, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and AJ Dillon. There are also Day Three options like James Robinson and Javon Leake. There are other good running back options in this draft.
At this point, we will find out this month who the Steelers believe is the best player available and the hope is that they make good selections as the draft is the lifeblood of an NFL franchise.