4 routes the Steelers must consider at quarterback in the draft this year
By Scott Long
Option 2: Select Matt Corral at 20
Of all the selections in the draft at the quarterback position, if the team wants to stay in their slot Matt Corral should be their guy. While there are other options that could also make it here to them Corral is the one the Steelers should be interested in. Willis and Pickett are the consensus top two, but both will likely go before the Steelers selection.
Corral has shown that he has the talent to be a quarterback at the pro level, as he possesses the arm strength, accuracy, and mobility to be a quality option at the next level. However, there are some concerns about his size, as he measured in at 6′ 1 5/8″, and 212 lbs.
The height isn’t the concern, but the weight is considering the amount he runs. Corral is a good athlete, but if he wants to stay healthy at the next level he must be smarter about the way he runs the football and must be careful and not take unnecessary hits.
While it is possible Corral is not available, it appears much more likely he will be there than Pickett or Willis will be, and if they deem Corral as their franchise quarterback then the team should stand pat and take him at 20. If Corral can limit the amount he runs, while still providing mobility and escapability, while playing up to the level he has in college, he can be a great fit in Pittsburgh with Najee Harris, Chase Claypool, pat Freiermuth, and potentially Diontae Johnson long term.