JuJu Smith-Schuster was recently on the Michael Irvin Podcast and was asked many different questions in regards to the Pittsburgh Steelers. One topic he covered was about which direction he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers will be heading going into the 2021 season. He was also asked where he thinks the Steelers will draft in the first- round?
Smith-Schuster thinks the Steelers will be picking a defensive player in the first round of the NFL draft because that seems to be how the Steelers pick, but he hopes they get someone on offense to help them out. He says the last player the Steelers have drafted on offense in the first round he thinks is David DeCastro. JuJu does acknowledge the Steelers need offensive linemen in the 2021 NFL draft because Pouncey has retired and the Steelers lost Matt Feiler.
Najee Harris has been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers the most in the offseason so far and JuJu Smith-Schuster acknowledged Harris during his interview with Michael Irvin. He thinks Harris would be a great fit for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he even called him one of the best running backs out there in the 2021 NFL draft.
JuJu on Najee Harris: “Najee Harris, man, one of the best running backs out there that would fit for our team. If we had him, it would be cool."
No matter what the Pittsburgh Steelers do in the 2021 NFL draft they need to get a premier running back. I believe the Steelers need either Najee Harris, Travis Etienne, or Javonte Williams going into the 2021 season. Kenneth Gainwell is a special back, but he seems too small to be blocking at the level of a Najee Harris or Travis Etienne.