Steelers news: Bradshaw praises Kenny Pickett, PFF labels weakest LB group, and more
By Tommy Jaggi
With each passing day, the NFL Draft becomes more of a hot topic in the NFL. Recently, notable draft experts like Todd McShay, Steve Palazzolo, and Pete Prisco mocked players like Broderick Jones and Deonte Banks to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round, and fans are gearing up for an exciting weekend later this month.
Now that the pro-day scouting trail is essentially over, we can analyze Pittsburgh's biggest interest and try to pick the players they like most. But for today, we will take a short break from NFL Draft hype to focus on the latest comment from a former Steeler legend and some concerning NFL rankings. Here's the latest Steelers news.
Recently, Terry Bradshaw had a chance to meet new Steelers QB Kenny Pickett in person. If Bradshaw wasn't the biggest supporter of the young quarterback prior to his first face-to-face interaction with Pickett, he is now.
In a Facebook post, Bradshaw gushed over Pickett. We will see if he keeps this same energy throughout the season. Pickett, meanwhile, is continuing to work on his craft in preparation to make a second-year leap.
More Steelers news:
Recently, Pro Football Focus analyzed the weakest positional groups in the NFL. Despite a nearly complete overhaul at the off-ball linebacker position during free agency, PFF still regarded Pittsburgh as having the worst linebacker corps in the NFL.
Right now, this group is highlighted by newcomers Cole Holcomb (who is coming off a season ending injury with the Commanders) and Elandon Roberts. Both players were former team captains, but there aren't any notable accolades between the two of them. The depth is really weak from there with just Mark Robinson and Tae Crowder fighting for a spot in the pecking order.
In Pete Prisco's most recent mock draft for CBS Sports, he has the Pittsburgh Steelers going with Maryland cornerback, Deonte Banks. This was a player that some believed the team didn't have much interest in following his pro day. However, the recently scheduled visit would suggest otherwise. Prisco has a run on offensive tackles and cornerbacks just before Pittsburgh's selection at pick 17. He also has Joey Porter Jr. going one pick earlier to the Washington Commanders.