Best-case scenarios for every Steelers pick in 2021 NFL Draft
By Andrew Falce
With so many needs to fill, here is the best scenario for each round of the Steelers 2021 NFL Draft.
The NFL Draft is far from an exact science for teams. You can spend months prepping your boards, scouting players, and circling targets you expect to be long gone before you draft only to have them fall right into your laps (like David DeCastro in 2012). The best-case scenario doesn’t always happen, but when it does, it can turn a draft around. Here is a round-by-round best-case scenario for the Steelers 2021 NFL Draft.
No, this isn’t a top offensive tackle, a running back, or even a Quarterback (that seems like far too much fantasy for me). Instead, it is Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley that earns the nod as the best-case scenario for the Steelers’ first pick. Had this been even just a few weeks ago, this would have been a pipe dream, but injury concerns mixed with the rise of Jaycee Horn (who would have earned this spot had Farley not seen his stock sink a little bit) makes him a possible draft steal.
While the Steelers have plenty of needs, getting a legitimate starting outside cornerback would be a huge win. Steven Nelson was cut, and the team is banking on Cameron Sutton filling in both as slot and outside corner as of now. Farley is one of the best man coverage corners in the draft and he could be slated to start on the outside year one. This gives the team a boost this season as well as next year with the expected departure of Joe Haden. If he makes it this far, the pick would be a no brainer.