One QB the Steelers could take in every round of the draft

Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Carson Strong (12). Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Carson Strong (12). Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Malik Willis #QB16 of the Liberty Flames. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Steelers round 1

Technically, you could pick your poison here of the other top five names in the class. The Steelers have been present heavily at each pro day and have shown interest in all of these names. That said, one name in particular sticks out as the team’s favorite. Like it or not, it seems like Malik Willis has quickly inserted himself as the Steelers preferred choice at quarterback.

Willis is a well-documented prospect at this point. There isn’t much of a middle ground for him, as it seems like he will either become a dynamic starter or will bust out of the league. He has all of the physical traits you want in an elite quarterback. His arm strength is impressive, his accuracy is fine when he has a clean pocket, and his mobility is insane. He looks like Josh Allen did while he was at Wyoming.

Unfortunately, Allen struggled heavily once he got to the pros, and Willis will need some extensive time to develop before he can be counted on to be a quality starter. With Mitchell Trubisky at the helm though, the Steelers could afford to give Willis at least a season on the bench. There are plenty of risks involved in this pick, but Willis seems to be the team’s preferred quarterback prospect.

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The Steelers have made their desire to land a quarterback clear in this draft class. They have been involved at almost every major quarterback’s pro day and have talked with these prospects multiple times through the pre-draft process. Here is my best guess at one quarterback the team could try and target in every round of the draft.