Steelers news: Haskins family files lawsuit, obvious mock draft pick, and more

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We are approaching just two weeks until the 2023 NFL Draft, and Pittsburgh Steelers fans are busy speculating about who could be on the board when the 17th overall selection rolls around. It's been a fun offseason that included an active free agency period and a pro day scouting trail that has left us guessing as to which position the team could target with their top pick on April 27th.

For now, however, we are reminded of the fragility of life following the one-year anniversary of Dwayane Haskins' death. The latest Steelers news involves as new Haskins' family lawsuit.

Steelers news:

On Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the family of Dwayne Haskins has filed a lawsuit one year after the former Steelers quarterback was hit by a dump truck and killed trying to cross I-595.

The Haskins family wants answers, like why the driver did not avoid hitting him given the high visibility. The truck driver's cell phone records have not been released, and a report suggests that he refuesd to provide a blood sample to police on the scene.

It's worth noting that Haskins was well over the legal blood-alcohol limit of .08 in the state of Florida at the time of the incident. It's unclear at this time if the Haskins family has enough to win a case just after the one year anniversary of the incident.

More Steelers news:

In other Steelers news, mock drafts continue to flood in. This time, it's CBS Sports sharing their first-round mock. Recently, Tom Fornelli and Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports each mocked CB Joey Porter Jr. to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their updated mock drafts.

This shouldn't come as a surprise, as Porter has been frequently connected to the Steelers throughout the pre-draft process. Porter is considered the third-best cornerback in the draft, according to the NFL Mock Draft Database consensus board, and he's projected to go in the middle of the first round. If he's available, this is a selection that makes a ton of sense.

NFL news:

In NFL news, the Baltimore Ravens recently added former Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Despite a torn ACL that has kept him out of action since the Rams' Super Bowl victory over the Bengals following the 2021 season, Beckham broke the bank on a one year deal with a contract worth up to $18 million.

Ian Rapoport stated that Ravens QB Lamar Jackson was actively recruiting him. This seems like an expensive contract for a 30-year-old receiver who never played a down during the 2022 season, but if it helps Jackson stick around, it's worth the price. Odell could prove to be a factor if he returns to his pre-injury form.

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