The Steelers three worst value picks in the 2021 NFL Draft
By Andrew Falce
Now, to call a seventh-round pick overvalued is a bit of a stretch, but at the end of the day, I was choosing between him and Kendrick Green for this spot. While I do believe Green went a tad earlier than he should have in a deep offensive line class, his value is still far better than Tre Norwood. While Norwood did produce while he was in college, he also played on one of the worst overall defenses.
Being picked so late makes this pick low risk, but there were some safer options that made more sense to the Steelers. Paris Ford is another free safety style of player. While his athletic testing was worse than Norwood, his film is leaps and bounds more impressive. Even the team’s undrafted rookie that they brought in, Donovan Stiner, made more sense given his better size, testing, and film.
At the end of the day, throwing a dart at a seventh-round pick wouldn’t likely amount to much anyway. That said, there were a handful of options that represented better value than Norwood in the final round of the draft. While he will have every opportunity to make the roster, Norwood seems to have the farthest climb out of all of the rookies to make.