Steelers target from Packers: RB Patrick Taylor
The third running back spot is wide open for the Steelers, and while a slew of unknown and uninspiring names are set to battle it out for one spot, the team could easily look elsewhere to find their fit. The Packers roster isn’t flush with what Pittsburgh needs, but a name like Patrick Taylor could make some sense.
Taylor is your prototypical big back, coming in at 6’3 and over 220 pounds. He was productive back at Memphis, working as the power back in their system. Covid really seemed to set him back a bit, as that delayed the jump to the pro game and his chances of getting drafted.
He has worked his way into the Packers third-string competition, and he has served in that role over the past two seasons. He hasn’t seen the field much but has proven to be a fine short-yardage back in a pinch. More importantly, he can serve as a coverage player on special teams.
Frankly, if the team were to show interest in Taylor, I would rather them just go out and bring back Benny Snell. Both are comparable players, and Snell knows the system and is arguably a better team. When looking for a name from every roster though, Taylor makes sense.
Others considered: None