Steelers Mock Draft: Pittsburgh trusts their favorite football programs
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers mock draft round 3: Trey Sermon
It’s certainly possible that NFL teams think more highly of Trey Sermon than the mainstream football media, and I would not be surprised if he is off the board before Pittsburgh picks in round three. However, if he is still here and the team has not taken a running back at this point, Sermon is a player they will strongly consider.
Though he is not as well-rounded as Najee Harris or Travis Etienne in terms of his receiving ability, he’s a comparably impressive runner of the football, and that alone is worth taking at this point. The Steelers sent both Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert to Ohio State’s Pro Day in addition to getting a good look at him at the Senior Bowl. He is a tall, powerful runner who still has some homerun speed, and his impressive 7.5 yards per carry last year speaks for itself.
Sermon could immediately slide into a running back rotation in Pittsburgh – likely leaving Jaylen Samuels or Kalen Ballage as the odd man out. Together with Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland, Sermon would look to revamp a lackluster run game that ranked dead last in the league in 2020. It wouldn’t be long before he would take over as the team’s workhorse back.