3. Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
Some fans, especially those who follow the NFL Draft, may have Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett as a valuable option. However, the likely hood of that happening is slim. Former Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt spoke to Colin Cowherd about why the Steelers wouldn’t draft Pickett on the Colin Cowherd Podcast.
The former head coach has a point about the disaster it could be if it doesn’t work out. Besides, the Pittsburgh signal-caller won’t be around by the time the Steelers pick. However, there’s a rookie quarterback who’ll fit into Pittsburgh and pick up where Big Ben left off, and that’s Carson Strong.
Anyone who’s had a chance to watch Strong play was treated with some epic clutch play. Because of the ice in his veins and clutch ability, he’s been able to lead Nevada to some jaw-dropping comeback victories. The redshirt junior stands tall at 6-4 215-pounds. He plays with a solid straight-up base and good throwing motion. The Nevada standout received prays for IQ and ability to go through his progressions.
When asked to throw downfield, he’s shown off a strong arm and accuracy. In fact, it’s safe to say he has the best deep ball in the 2022 NFL Draft class. With a player like Chase Claypool, he’ll finally have a receiver he can trust downfield. And an electric guy in Diontae Johnson who’ll make plays after the catch.
He’s not much of a runner, but he has average linear athleticism that allows him to make plays with his leg. With a minicamp under his belt, Strong is a Top 50 prospect who could do similar things to what Mac Jones (Patriots) has done. Maybe the Steelers could call his name on Day 2.