As is well documented, I am not thrilled with Kenny Pickett so far as a quarterback. Despite being hyped as a pro-ready player, Pickett has struggled with the basics and lacks the upside of an elite quarterback. I am more than willing to explore the quarterback position in this draft.
No, Jayden Daniels will not be competing for a starting role anytime soon. While he has a great arm and natural athleticism, he struggles with his footwork and ability under pressure. He will need to develop, but his upside is high.
He can take up the quarterback-three role for this team while Pickett continues to show what he can do. If Daniels hits his ceiling, he could easily develop into the starter. If not, you risked a fourth-round pick on him. The quarterback draft class is deep, and the Steelers would be wise to add another name to the room in 2024.
While the Steelers have made some progress in rebuilding their offensive line, their work is far from over. Dan Moore will likely slot into the right tackle job a year from now as Broderick Jones becomes the left tackle, but depth and competition are needed.
Reuben Fatheree has the rare size the Steelers like in their tackles. He is a mauling run blocker who uses his size and strength to move people. He needs to improve as a pass protector, but he could slot in as a potential right tackle. At a minimum, he can be a reserve tackle for the future of this team.