Steelers mock draft with trades: Pittsburgh bolsters roster with strong draft class

The foreseeable future would be looking bright with this Steelers draft class.

Oct 21, 2023; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Cooper DeJean (3)
Oct 21, 2023; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Cooper DeJean (3) / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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Steelers mock draft round 7 : Devin Leary, QB, Kentucky

The Steelers are looking to enhance their quarterback depth in the 2024 NFL draft, and they opt for Kentucky QB Devin Leary with their final pick. As a Redshirt Senior with considerable experience, Leary will likely compete for the QB3 position if he secures a spot on the team.

With Kenny Pickett likely taking on the starting role in 2024, the possibility of signing or trading for another quarterback to either compete with Pickett or take over his position still looms. Regardless of these potential moves, having a reliable 3rd quarterback on the roster is crucial. Mason Rudolph, a free agent, has garnered interest from the team to return, but his future with the Steelers is uncertain as he might have other options offering a higher salary and might not want to find himself potentially falling third on the depth chart once again.

Considering the circumstances, the Steelers opt to use their 238th pick to bring in a new quarterback into the mix. This strategic move serves two purposes: it adds depth to the quarterback position and allows the team to assess whether this late-round pick could develop into a reliable backup in the future. The presence of the new Passing Game Coordinator and QB coach, Tom Arth, further emphasizes the importance of developing a young talent to fit this role.

Devin Leary's skill set presents potential upside as a backup quarterback, making him a sensible late-round addition and providing the Steelers with added depth at the position.

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