Steelers could draft Jayden Daniels
Drafting a quarterback is almost always the best way to find your franchise guy. That being said, the Steelers aren’t in the best position to draft someone this year. Despite this class being a deeper one on paper most of the top options will likely be gone before Pittsburgh is on the clock. Having made it to the playoffs, a trade-up just became more expensive as well.
Four top names in this class have, in my opinion, a legitimate shot at becoming high-quality starters. Caleb Williams and Drake Maye will likely not be options, as both will be gone within the first few picks and a trade-up for them would cost too much. If either of the next two names falls out of the top ten, a trade-up is possible.
While Micheal Penix has picked up some steam, I think Jayden Daniels is the better fit and prospect. The reigning Heisman winner is a talented pile of clay right now. He has the prototypical size for the position, a cannon for an arm, and the ability to make plays on the ground. His mechanics are flawed, but those can be coached up
If Penix continues to rise up boards and Daniels becomes the fourth option, trading up could be feasible. He would need some time to develop and learn the ropes, but he has all of the tools to become a good player in this league. He has the traits you want in a franchise option, so he has to be on the table as an option this offseason.