3 quarterbacks Steelers can draft outside of the 1st round in 2022
By Andrew Falce
Steelers could target Purdy
Of the three on this list, Brock Purdy easily has the least amount of potential in terms of being a true franchise quarterback. That said, he has put up four strong years while at Iowa State and he has a knack for making the big play. He has greatly benefited from playing at the collegiate level and he will need some development as a professional. That said, he could be a spot starter and a transitional quarterback for a few seasons if all goes right.
His negatives are numerous, as he struggles to complete passes on the sidelines and his pocket presence isn’t great. He isn’t an amazing athlete, but he is constantly scanning the field and can make plays on the ground when needed. He has this grittiness about his play that makes him easy to root for.
His play is reminiscent of Gardner Minshew in a way. Neither have great arms nor are exceptional athletes, but both find ways to extend the play and make big plays down the field. The best aspect about Purdy is that he will come extremely cheap as a draft investment. He won’t go until day three, and likely late day three at that. While he wouldn’t be a great long-term option, he could be a decent transitional quarterback for a few seasons.