Pittsburgh Steelers: Can They Take a QB In First Round?
With the 2021 NFL Draft coming up at the end of the month, the Pittsburgh Steelers need to figure out who they will take in the first round.
The Steelers need to address several areas, including the quarterback position.
Pittsburgh is in an AFC conference that has a lot of good, young quarterbacks.
Let’s look at why the Steelers could be taking a QB in round No. 1 of this year’s draft.
Reading Between the Lines
Over the course of this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have addressed their o-line depth.
But, we could see J.C. Hassenauer, Haeg, or Coward getting the starting nod at some point.
With the Steelers continuing to pick up offensive linemen, they could take a QB in the first round.
This Is It
The 2021 season should definitely be the career finale for Ben Roethlisberger.
Toward the end of last season, Big Ben looked a bit washed up as the Steelers captured only one win during the final month and a half.
Mason Rudolph doesn’t seem like he has enough to earn the starting nod for years to come, so it’s best for the Steelers to draft a QB sooner rather than later.
If Pittsburgh can grab Justin Fields or Trey Lance, it would be wise to do so. Zach Wilson would be nice but I doubt he falls below No. 3.
There’s also been some buzz around Jamie Newman. It feels like people have forgotten about Kyle Trask, but he’s definitely worth consideration if he falls to the Steelers at No. 24.
Youngsters Rule the League
We’re past the point of signing veteran QBs. It’s time to grab one of these college quarterbacks and make a run towards a better future.
The Steelers absolutely need to draft a QB this year.
The NFL is loaded with young QBs who could lead their respective teams to a Super Bowl run in the near future.
The Steelers don’t want to get left in the dust, especially with Big Ben leaving and Rudolph hitting the open market next offseason.
There’s also the possibility that head coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert depart the Steelers organization next offseason. So, big changes could be coming to the Steel City.
Will the Steelers draft a QB in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft? Leave your comments below.