3 reasons Steelers should draft their future quarterback in 2021

Tommy Jaggi
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11). Mandatory Credit: Brad McClenny-USA TODAY NETWORK
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11). Mandatory Credit: Brad McClenny-USA TODAY NETWORK /
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Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The 2021 quarterback class is very deep

It’s a pipe dream to believe that the Steelers could somehow end up with a quarterback like Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, or even Zach Wilson in the 2021 NFL Draft. While these are dream scenarios, it would take a king’s ransom to move up that high in the draft from where Pittsburgh will be picking this year. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t other options.

While I am completely in favor of trying to get the best quarterback available, there are many who believe this is an incredibly deep QB class, and that there could be five quarterbacks taken in the first round this year. If the Steelers aren’t willing to jump inside the top 5 to grab their future quarterback (which is unlikely), then they could move up for a player like North Dakota State quarterback, Trey Lance. However is this proves too costly, Florida’s Kyle Trask could be an option.

Trask is a big-armed, big-bodied passer who can make all the NFL throws, and his playstyle would fit what the Steelers like to do on offense. I’m certainly not advocating that they just take the best quarterback available when they pick (I would much rather move up for a better signal-caller if the situation was right). But in a deep quarterback class, Pittsburgh may not want to miss out.

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