3 quarterbacks Steelers should target (and 2 they should avoid) in 2024

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QB No. 1 to avoid: Bo Nix, Oregon, 2024 NFL Draft

Since transferring from Auburn to Oregon, Bo Nix has looked like a totally different quarterback. The 6-foot-2 passer is likely a first-round pick in next year's draft and the Steelers would be well in position to select him if they so desired.

Nix has a strong frame and he's a great athlete, being able to evade pressure and pick up yardage with his legs. Over his collegiate career, Nix has totaled over 1,600 yards on the ground and 38 rushing touchdowns.

While he's an intriguing prospect, there is one big weakness in his game that's sometimes difficult to coach "out," and that's his inability to sense when pressure is actually coming. His footwork is no where near where it needs to be as a pro, and he can tend to get nervous feet much of the time. Because of this nervousness, Nix might get the sense he's under pressure far too early.

This causes him to make rushed decisions when he might actually have more time than he thinks. He can become scatterbrained, in a way, and that's the last trait the Steelers need right now. They're a team ready for a winner, and Nix doesn't exactly have the poise needed for an NFL quarterback just yet.