4 best decisions the Steelers could make on draft day

Offensive lineman Teven Jenkins #73. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Offensive lineman Teven Jenkins #73. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /
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Justin Fields #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

1. Trade up for Justin Fields if he slips

Right now, half of you are nodding your heads in agreeance while the other half of Steelers fans are cursing me out. I know the Steelers are trying to win in 2021 with an aging Ben Roethlisberger, and yes, I know that Justin Fields is not going to help them do that. However, when it comes to the quarterback position, Pittsburgh must make an exception in the NFL Draft.

Justin Fields was one of the highest QB recruits to ever come out of high school and he rated as the best duel-threat quarterback prospect of all time. During his collegiate career at Ohio State, Fields only proved exactly what these scouts thought about him – earning 86 total touchdowns and just 9 interceptions over the past three years while throwing for 9.2 yards per attempt.

While it may not be worth pulling the trigger on on Mac Jones or Trey Lance, I think Fields is going to be a phenomenal football player, and many fans are overthinking this. Ben Roethlisberger is 39 years old and coming off one of the worst stretches of games in his NFL career. If Justin Fields somehow slips a bit in this draft, the Steelers should be the first team to make the call to trade up.

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The Steelers will have a chance to really improve their roster in 2021 with a solid draft this year if they make one of these four decisions. Let’s hope they don’t box themselves into a corner and get too short-sighted on draft day.