4 reasons Steelers should wait to draft a RB until day three

Benny Snell #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Benny Snell #24 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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Mississippi State’s Kylin Hill (8)2019 Egg Bowl /

A slew of talent in the draft

While the class isn’t particularly top-heavy, the running back class for 2021 seems to be full of options bursting with talent in the later rounds. While the top names like Najee Harris and Travis Etienne have dominated Steelers related draft coverage, there are plenty of quality players that could be had in the fourth round. While they may not be as complete of a player, they would still be valuable additions to this running back group.

According to the Draft Network, options like Trey Sermon, Chuba Hubbard, and Kylin Hill should all be available when once day three of the draft starts. While none of those guys will likely be starters from day one, they all could serve some sort of a role for the team. Again, they each have their own faults as complete players, but in a committee with Snell and McFarland could work well enough for the team next year.

With Snell being the more traditional power back while McFarland serves as the change of pace option, adding a back like say Hill to be a receiving back could give the Steelers a complete committee. Again, it doesn’t mean the team will have their do-it-all bell cow, but they could utilize the committee backfield for a year in order to build their roster elsewhere. This class is deep, so there should still be some good talent available once day three starts.