Pittsburgh Steelers: Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
The Pittsburgh Steelers have to replace a legend.
Ben Roethlisberger has retired, and general manager Kevin Colbert is not far behind. The question now becomes whether Colbert’s last act as Steelers GM will be to decide on the long-term replacement for Roethlisberger, similar to how former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome picked Lamar Jackson in his final draft on the job.
The Steelers have spent a lot of time at North Carolina, presumably scouting Sam Howell, but perhaps the ascent of Carson Strong in 2021 will give them other ideas.
Howell could wind up still being a great fit for the Steelers, but I’m choosing Strong for this exercise.
The idea of pairing up Carson Strong with Najee Harris, Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, Pat Freiermuth, and all of the fun weapons in Pittsburgh sounds like it could be a lot of fun to watch.
Strong is one of the best deep ball throwers in this draft class and if there’s one quarterback that the consensus seems to be coming around on, it’s this guy.
I think when all is said and done, Strong would cost the Steelers their first-round pick. That might be expensive given his knee injury history, but the risk might be worth their trouble.