4 quarterbacks Steelers should avoid in the 2021 NFL Draft

Mac Jones #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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American quarterback Kellen Mond of Texas A&M (12); Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

Kellen Mond

Of all the quarterbacks to show up at the Senior Bowl this year, Texas A&M passer Kellen Mond probably did the most to help his draft stock. During the game, he showed solid decision making and the ability to go through his progressions and use his legs when needed.

Still, Mond isn’t the type of quarterback you typically want to make a long-term investment in. While he has plenty of traits to be a quality backup in the NFL, Mond has a pedestrian arm and next to no velocity to zip the ball into tight windows at the next level.

Josh Dobbs was a much better version of this player coming out of Tennessee in 2017. He was more athletic with a bigger arm and more velocity. Even if Mond hits, I think he’s just a very low-level starter in the NFL due to his limitations throwing the football.

When it’s all said and done, if the Steelers miss out on the top four quarterbacks this year, they would probably be better off just waiting until 2022 to draft one. This is a good quarterback class at the top, but some of these passers are being overrated based on their college production. Looking at the full skill set, these aren’t passers I would want long-term for Pittsburgh.