4 players the Steelers should steer clear of in round one of the NFL Draft
By Tommy Jaggi
Kyle Trask, QB, Florida
This is a player who I truly hope isn’t even an option at this point. Early in the draft process, you could make a case for Kyle Trask being the QB5 in this class, but I truly don’t believe you can do that anymore. Mac Jones really separated himself down the stretch, and while we could argue whether or not he should be a first-round pick, it’s almost impossible to make the case for Trask.
Though the stats were there in college for the big quarterback, he doesn’t possess the elite tools you would like to see at the position. Despite his 6’5”, 240-pound frame, Trask has just a slightly above-average arm and does not possess ‘pinpoint’ accuracy. In fact, his skill set and college production is very similar to that of Mason Rudolph coming out of Oklahoma State in 2018.
Trask’s worst trait, however, is his complete lack of mobility. We’ve seen how essential it is to have quarterbacks in today’s NFL who can get outside the pocket and extend plays. Trask does not have the ability to do this. He should probably be a late day-two pick that some teams will have much higher. Let’s hope the Steelers are not one of them.
Though opinions could change between now and the end of April, I’m not sure there is much that these four players could do to make me change my mind. Out of all of them, Leatherwood makes the most sense at pick 24 because of the value of the tackle position and Pittsburgh’s need, but I would pass on all four of these players, as I’m sure there will be better options available.