2017 Mock Draft: Predicting the Steelers Focus
The Pittsburgh Steelers of the CFFL have made quite a few moves this offseason. Moves that they believe have put them in position to compete immediately in the AFC North.
Coming into the offseason, the Steelers were owners of two separate 2017 1st round picks. Neither of those picks are owned by the franchise anymore. Most notably, this offseason saw the Steelers trading back from 5th overall down to 23rd overall and picking up two extra picks as well.
So, what exactly are the Steelers looking to do with their 7 picks in the top 85? We stopped by and had a conversation with the GM, Mr. Testa, of the Steelers to find out. After pulling a few teeth, here's what we were able to get from him.
Touchdowns are key.
"I know we traded back pretty far in the draft, but I wouldn't be surprised if we picked up the phone and made a couple of calls to try and ensure we land our top QB in this draft," Testa said. "Actually, don't be surprised if we walk away with at least a couple of the top QBs on everyones boards."
As of now, the Steelers are looking at Geno Smith as their starting QB, with Teddy Bridgewater still not cleared to hit the field.
As for the rest of their picks, Testa hinted at the possibility of drafting strictly pass catchers.
"Our new QBs will have to throw the ball to someone for the next 10 years. Why not find that someone here and now."
Is any of this true? Who knows. It looks like we'll just have to wait and see what the Steelers do during the draft.
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