2021 draft: Steelers finally add their QB of the future

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Late in the draft, the Steelers look to bolster their LB depth chart with Pete Werner. He is an intelligent player but lacks the athleticism to be an every-down player. That said, he could transition to a special team’s role, something that holds a lot of value to the backend of the roster players. Don’t expect him to start for the Steelers, but a few years as a gunner will be well worth the late-round pick.

To end the draft, the Steelers add intriguing rusher Rashad Weaver out of Pitt. He suffered through injuries last year, while kept him off the field, but he has seen some success early in his collegiate career. With the possible departure of Bud Dupree, adding an option like Weaver to keep the depth chart full is a wise investment.

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While the 2021 draft process is still in its early stages, these are just a few names for the Steelers to consider. After what should be an exciting 2020, the Steelers will have to retool to remain competitive in the AFC. Their best bet is to build through the draft and find both short term and long-term starters for the team.