NFL.com Chad Reuter thinks the Steelers are a year away from picking an early QB in the draft
Will the Pittsburgh Steelers decide to draft a quarterback early in the 2021 NFL draft? That has been one of the biggest questions this offseason for the Steelers. It is still very unclear whether they will decide to pick one in the early rounds of the draft, but they have met with more second-tier quarterbacks than bigger name quarterbacks during their pre-draft process so far. Two names the Steelers have met with are Kyle Trask and Kellen Mond. CBS even feels the Steelers will select Kellen Mond in the second-round according to their newest mock draft.
Chad Reuter of NFL.com recently projected every Steeler's pick in the 2021 NFL draft. During his video, Reuter says "With the addition of former first-round pick Dwayne Haskins to compete with solid backup Mason Rudolph makes me think they're a year away from pulling the trigger on an early selection at quarterback."
That is the vibe I have been getting recently with their pre-draft process so far. It seems the Steelers are focusing more on the offensive line, running back, cornerback, and linebacker positions lately during their pre-draft homework thus far. That still doesn't mean they could not draft a quarterback early in the 2021 NFL draft.
Sometimes the Steelers do things on purpose to not tip their hand at their plans going into the draft. That is why they are so good at what they do by building their team through the draft. It would not be surprising if the Steelers took a quarterback early in the draft, but I tend to agree with Chad Reuter's analysis in regards to Dwayne Haskins and Mason Rudolph. Keep in mind the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most unpredictable NFL teams when heading into the 2021 NFL draft so there is a chance they can still draft a quarterback early on.