Steelers mock draft round 4: Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina
It seems like a strong possibility that the Steelers take a mid-round quarterback in this draft class. While I am personally against that idea, as their success rate is poor league-wide, there are a handful of intriguing names in this class. Again, with the quarterback room being as deep as it is, you can find some names with potential in the middle rounds.
I threw a dart at Spencer Rattler. At one point in time, many were expecting Rattler to be the first overall pick while at Oklahoma. That hype died down and while he wasn’t the same elite prospect at South Carolina as he was before, his play did get better over time.
Rattler has the arm talent to make just about any throw. From deep passes to short lasers, Rattler has a great arm on him. While not a traditional scrambling quarterback, he has more than enough athleticism to do some damage on the ground when needed. He lacks the size you want in a quarterback, but he has every other trait you would like to see.
The issue with him, besides his lackluster fall from a top prospect, has been his decision-making. At times, it doesn’t look like he knows what he is doing and falls apart. For every great play, he has an equally bad one. That is the kind of risk you are taking by drafting a quarterback in the fourth round, but he rounds out the roster.