Quarterbacks Steelers should target in each round of the NFL Draft

Mac Jones #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
Mac Jones #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /
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Davis Mills #15 of the Stanford Cardinal. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Day-three: Davis Mills, Jamie Newman, Kellen Mond

Of the remaining quarterbacks, there are only three that I would spend a draft selection on. Davis Mills and Jamie Newman are both worth a fourth-round draft choice if either is still available; but with the value of the quarterback position, I wouldn’t be surprised if both were gone by this point.

Mills was a former five-star recruit who has been hampered with injuries throughout his career at Stanford. As a result, he has only dressed for 14 games in college. While his statistical production during that time was underwhelming, Mills has an array of tools to work with. Mills stands at 6’4”, 225 pounds with very good mobility and the ability to extend the play – even when defenders are draped all over him. He doesn’t have a great NFL arm, but it is plenty good enough to make every NFL throw.

Newman is also very interesting. While he leaves a lot to be desired in the film room in terms of his pure passing ability. He’s big and athletic with a terrific arm. He is your prototype day-three developmental prospect. Outside of these two, Kellen Mond is the only other QB I would take a chance on drafting. Mond does not have elite upside, but he could develop into a very capable backup, much like Charlie Batch was for the Steelers.

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It would be a shame to see the Steelers miss out on all of the top talent in an elite quarterback class, but that will likely be the case without great draft capital and with Ben Roethlisberger planning to return. Perhaps one of these quarterbacks will fall within range and Pittsburgh can make a move to get them.