2022 Steelers draft analysis: Colbert’s final draft ignores key needs
7th Round – Inside Linebacker – Mark Robinson
Ole’ Miss, 5’-11”, 230 lbs., 4.69 40-yard (Pro Day)
Robinson is a converted running back with only one year of experience at linebacker. In that year he had 91 tackles with 5.5 for a loss and 3.0 sacks. He is way undersized for LB in the NFL. In his one year at running back with Ole’ Miss, he recorded no stats. This pick will do nothing to help the team’s league last rushing defense.
The game film I found on him was unspectacular. He looks like a far less talented version of Devin Bush. He has no grade or scouting report on the NFL prospect site and bears the ‘Likely Needs Time in Developmental League” tag, meaning they thought he’d be an undrafted free agent, at best. He didn’t get an invitation to the Combine.
He will have to compete with high-performing swing sub, Genard Avery, Marcus Allen, 2021 4th Rd pick Buddy Johnson and Ulysees Gilbert for the final ILB spot. So, he has virtually no chance of making the final 53 and might not even make the practice squad. This is the Steelers wasting yet another pick on a UDFA. Strategy: F, Value: F, Player: F,
Overall Grade: F
7th Round – Quarterback – Chris Oladokun
South Dakota St. – 6’-1”, 213 lbs.
More mud for the already muddy situation at quarterback. The only mention I heard of this guy was an article saying the Steelers liked him or Canadian QB Tre Ford to run their scout team. The thinking is he could emulate some of the more mobile QBs in practice. So, this is yet another UDFA the Steelers have wasted a draft pick on.
Oladokun has virtually no chance of making the roster, though he probably has a lock on the practice squad since the Steelers think he’s so valuable as a tackling dummy. In his one year starting at South Dakota State, he threw for 3164 yards posting a 62.0% completion rate with 25 TDs and 7 interceptions.
This pick forced me to slog through a full game of footage. I arbitrarily picked the game against South Dakota. In it, Oladokun was outperformed by the very lackluster S.D. quarterback, Carson Camp. Oladokun threw two interceptions and had a game-changing mental blunder, throwing the ball out of bounds with one second left on the clock.
This led to a Hail Mary from S.D. which won them the game. Oladokun is basically a bargain-basement Malik Willis. He has a decent arm and can run. He also has no chance, whatsoever, of success at the NFL level.
Strategy: F, Value: F, Player: F.