ESPN's Dan Graziano says the Steelers should look for a QB in the 2nd or 3rd round of the 2021 Draft
Many NFL draft experts feel the Pittsburgh Steelers should get a quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft. The problem is the Steelers have the 24th pick in the draft and by the time they end up drafting there could be no top-tier quarterbacks left. If the Steelers want to get a top-tier quarterback they will need to trade into the top 10 of the 2021 NFL draft. Although it would not be surprising if the Steelers did that this year it just doesn't seem likely at this point since they have re-signed Ben Roethlisberger back for one more ride.
It seems like the Steelers have been focusing their attention on second-tier quarterbacks during their pre-draft process and one prominent ESPN analyst thinks the Steelers should take one of them in the 2021 NFL draft.
Dan Graziano on 93.7 the fan: "I think they look for a QB maybe in the 2nd-3rd round. If one of these 2nd tier guys is there for them. They go into this draft knowing they have to address quarterback."
Graziano is not the only ESPN analyst to say the Steelers should look for a quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft. Adam Schefter also thinks they should too. Schefter says "I still think you have to be looking for another QB here in this draft."
The common theme surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers seems to be about them getting Ben Roethlisberger's successor throughout much of the media. The problem is the Steelers have been on the record saying they do not rebuild, but rather they just reload. Also signing Ben Roethlisberger to a one-year contract tells me they're going to take another ride at this thing in 2021. So why should the Steelers waste an early draft pick on a player they have that is similar to Mason Rudolph? There is no easy way to go about finding Ben Roethlisberger's successor now because the Steelers are already 2-3 years behind the curve in finding one.
Eventually not having Ben Roethlisberger's successor is going to catch up to the Steelers. As they stand right now the Pittsburgh Steelers will be walking into the 2022 season without any quarterback under contract. Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph, and Dwayne Haskins can potentially become free agents in the 2022 offseason. That does allow the Steelers to rebuild their quarterback room in 2022 if everything falls apart during the 2021 season.
The Steelers must have a plan to address the quarterback position, but so far they haven't revealed their plans or at least I hope they have one. Quite honestly the only people to blame for the current quarterback situation is the Pittsburgh Steelers because they should have found Ben Roethlisberger's successor 2-3 years ago. If they do not figure out the quarterback position soon there could be some dark days coming to the Pittsburgh Steelers.