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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Steelers Draft Needs Tight End, Quarterback

Steelers Needs at Quarterback

Kevin Colbert
has stated at after the first round any and all positions are fair game for the Steelers, including quarterback.

So there’s a chance the Steelers could pick a quarterback as early as the second round in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft. And there’s also a chance that Pope Benedict could convert to Islam.

Ben Roethlisberger is of course entrenched as the Steelers starting quarterback, and at age 30 it is a little too early (although perhaps not quite as early as some might thing, given the punishment continues to take year in and year out) to think of grooming a successor.

The Steelers have brought back Charlie Batch and the word is that they’re still interested in bringing back Byron Leftwich, although the fact that Leftwich remains unsigned casts a little doubt upon that.

The Steelers do want to bring in a younger signal caller, but realisitically the team will not, and should not pick a quarterback until very late in the draft.
  • Priority of quarterback for the Steelers in the 2012 NFL Draft: Low.
Steelers Needs at Tight End

Health Miller is the established starter here and is still in the prime of his career. David Johnson, Weslye Saunders and Leonard Pope are also on the roster.

With NFL rules ever-more favorable to the passing game the Steelers would do well to pick up a strong tight end, the likes of which are delivering such strong results for teams like New England.

With that said, the Steelers have more pressing needs at offensive line, nose tackle, linebacker and running back. Should a good tight end fall to the Steelers in early rounds then taking him is justified, but by and large this is a position which they should address in middle of not late rounds.
  • Priority of tight end for the Steelers in the 2012 NFL Draft: Medium/Low.
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