5 day-three running backs the Steelers have to draft in 2021
By Andrew Falce
A back that has gained a lot of traction since he put up one of the most dominant rushing stretches in college football history, Trey Sermon could find a good home with the Steelers if they draft him. While a little slenderer than the typical power back, Sermon is an aggressive runner that punishes would-be tacklers. He was a human wrecking ball at the end of the college season, and he will look to continue that in the coming years as a pro.
As for his weaknesses, there aren’t really any. He can catch the ball and he has pretty good speed despite being more of a bruising back. The biggest flaw for him was his lack of college production, as he never logged a 1,000-yard rushing season and was typically a second option instead of a bell cow. That said, he looked flat-out dominant when given the chance, so taking him on day three isn’t much of a risk.
While Sermon lacks a truly elite trait, he also doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses. Because of this, he could easily come in as a day three pick and find himself the starter eventually. He is a complete player at the position as well given the fact he can make some catches as a receiver. He has been a popular name for the Steelers for a reason, and the fact they can likely get him on day three just adds to his value.