Steelers draft Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones in fourth round

Ronald Martinez

Oklahoma's all-time passing leader is the Steelers newest quarterback.

Turns out, the Steelers were, in fact, looking to bring in a young passer this season.

After trading up with Miami in the fourth round to select safety Shamarko Thomas, the Steelers selected Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones with the 115th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Jones, a prototypical built quarterback, shows good accuracy and touch on his passes. Once considered a higher level prospect, he broke several Oklahoma passing records in his time there.

One knock on him is a longer wind-up coupled with a less-than-ideal release point. His slower delivery could be seen as a problem, but considering the Steelers' need to bring in a capable back-up who will be with the team in the future, Jones at this spot makes a lot of sense.

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