Steelers trade back into the first round for a quarterback in this mock draft
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been abnormally active this offseason and that could lead to a big trade at the draft.
The Steelers have been very aggressive to this point of the NFL offseason. They have done many things that would be considered not the “Steelers way” of doing things. Kevin Colbert is about to retire, and he wants to try and hit his outgoing offseason out of the park.
Pittsburgh has been all in at observing and scouting the different quarterbacks during the pre-draft process. They have spoken to and dined with many of the top players at the position thus far and more could be on the way. This class might be deemed weaker than other classes, but they still have some players with solid potential.
The higher-ups for this franchise may have added a quarterback capable of starting in free agency with Mitch Trubisky, but they seem to want to add more to the group. There has been a lot of interest shown for a signal-caller being drafted and it seems more likely that one will be within the first two rounds.
This mock draft was able to acknowledge the club’s flaws and needs on the roster, while also continuing the aggressiveness that the black and gold have shown. They are showing a want to find a way to compete this season and beyond by pushing the envelope of normalcy in this organization. Getting a young player into the fold that can grow and learn behind a starter will be the best option for this crop of quarterbacks.
Not too many top talents have the readiness for the NFL, but their ceilings are high. It could be a risk-taking one in this draft, but the black and gold seem primed to take that bet. They were able to move back into the first round in this scenario and that would be very unusual for this franchise.