And when it comes to those late-round picks…
Well, now I’ve done it. First, I spend the initial 300 words of this article talking about Old Faithful and Yellowstone National Park. After that, the meltdown occurred, as Justin Herbert falls to pick 31 and the Steelers leverage their future to acquire him. Then Le’Veon Bell returns to the team which also trades a long snapper they no longer have on the roster. What possibly could be next?
I’m not sure. I’m making this up as I go. Anyway, let’s find out.
Scenario 3: Special Teams Focus
The Steelers seem to return to some semblance of sanity by picking RB, Darrynton Evans out of Appalachian State with their first 4th round pick. They then acquit themselves nicely by stealing James Lynch, DL, Baylor, with the next 4th rounder. Things are shaping up and there is still plenty of WR, OL, and EDGE talent on the board. But then things go sideways, again.
With their 6th rounder, the Steelers draft punter, Bailey Cate, out of Old Dominion. At the post-draft presser, Kevin Colbert explains to fans and the Steelers media that the team is thrilled with the pick as they had a 1st round grade on Cate.
In the 7th round, the Steelers confuse fans thoroughly by selecting QB, Case Cookus, out of Northern Arizona. The confusion intensifies when special teams coach, Danny Smith, jumps on the conference call to discuss the player. Says Smith, “We really needed a competent holder and we like Cookus’ hands for the job.” When asked if the player will split time between special teams and a 3rd string QB role, Smith mumbles something unintelligible and disconnects from the call.
Upon seeing the news, Antonio Brown posts a new photo to Instagram in which he has dyed his mustache alternating blue and yellow that represents Cookus’ college colors. He then tweets that his new song, “Too many Cookus’ in the kitchen,” will drop the following week. Everyone understands this one, but they’re not sure they want to.
So… there it is. The whackiest possible outcome of this week’s NFL draft. Hope you kind of, sort of, enjoyed the read. If not, let me have it in the comments section. I won’t mind.