By Noah Strackbein
Everyone and their mother seems to believe that quarterback, Lamar Jackson, has made his way to the top of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft board. But no one has any idea if that’s true.
When you read anything on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2018 NFL Draft considerations, you find inside linebacker, safety and Lamar Jackson. Not quarterback. Not “preparing for the future.” Just, Lamar Jackson.
Which is great. Jackson is one of the most promising athletes the NFL has seen in years. Being compared to Deshaun Watson, Jackson has gone from undersized runner to future Pro Bowler in a few short weeks.
Pittsburgh would be lucky to have him learn behind Ben Roethlisberger the next three years while he prepares to take over. It’d solve any concerns about replacing the future Hall of Famer, and would keep everyone excited about the future in the Steel City.
Yes, the consideration of Jackson appears to be real for the Steelers. During the combine, they met with him and from his workouts, they should be impressed. On the cusp of a Super Bowl, though, using the 28th pick in the draft of a future quarterback over filling the void of Ryan Shazier may not be the smartest...