Grading Kevin Colbert’s last offseason as Steelers General Manager
Calvin Austin III, fourth round, Grade: B
Calvin Austin III could have been a third-round selection, but the Steelers got him in the fourth round. He is a speedy player that has played a lot of snaps in the slot during his time at the collegiate level. This was another value pick by Pittsburgh, and it strengthened the depth behind the starters.
Connor Heyward, sixth round, Grade: C-
Connor Heyward brings a nice story along with him as he is the brother of fellow Steelers player, Cam Heyward. It brings a nice feeling with the pick, but it does not make too much sense as a team. He played mostly full back in college and they kind of already have what he brings with Derek Watt.
Mark Robinson, seventh round, Grade: C
Mark Robinson was another player that showed some potential in college and was drafted off his ceiling. He is a former running back and has only been playing the position of linebacker for a limited time. The hope is he can play special team’s well, while he develops into a starting player on defense.
Chris Oladokun, seventh round, Grade: D
Chris Oladokun will not be a starting quarterback in the NFL, but he could become a Josh Dobbs kind of player. This pick just made little to no sense as they could have just signed a camp arm through the undrafted free agency process. Kevin Colbert decided for Oladokun to be his final draft pick in his career for better or worse.
Overall draft grade: B-
It was an overall decent draft for Colbert in his swan song from the event. At least on paper, everything looks to be a solid outing for him and his front office. They got nice value with their picks and potentially their next franchise quarterback as they hope to leave the team in good hands.