Steelers first 3 draft picks based on Gil Brandt’s hot 100
By Andrew Falce
NFL Analyst Gil Brandt released his top-100 NFL prospects recently, and here is how the Steelers would fair assuming his projections hold up.
One of the most consistent elements of the draft season is Gil Brandt’s top 100 prospects coming out. The players he includes on this list have a high track record of going close to where he projects them.
While the occasional surprise does slip in, his track record with projections is impressive. It isn’t shocking to see him get 85 percent of the first round correct and can usually see 65-75 percent of his top players go in the top 100 picks.
The Steelers don’t always agree with Brandt
While Brandt’s track record as a draft analyst is impressive, the Steelers haven’t always agreed with where he has players ranked. Sometimes it ends up favoring the team, like when T.J. Watt was ranked in the
60s even though he went in the first round. Other times, Brandt is more on the money, like when Artie Burns was seen as a reach according to his list.
That said, his top-100 is usually accurate, as most of the players listed end up finding their way close to the spot he has them listed out. Thus, looking at his list, the Steelers could get a potential idea of what their first three picks could look like. With that all said, let’s take a look at the Steelers top three picks according to Brandt’s top 100 prospect rankings.