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Steelers meet with another QB prospect in Oregon's Vernon Adams

The Pittsburgh Steelers QB depth chart is anything but certain, and the team is looking at several prospects to possibly add to their roster. The latest was QB Vernon Adams from Oregon.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers don't necessarily need a quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft, but if they could find a capable player to solidify their current depth chart, it wouldn't be a bad thing. The team has already met with USC QB Cody Kessler at the Senior Bowl All-Star game, and they have added another QB to their list of meetings, this time Oregon QB Vernon Adams.

Adams, who only spent one season with the Oregon Ducks after transferring from Eastern Washington, is a dynamic athlete with incredible improvisational skills, but there are several scouts who believe his game in a system like Oregon's -- where the threw for 2,643 yards, 26 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 2015 -- won't translate into success at the NFL level.

Adams' skill set is built for the spread, read-option offense the Ducks deploy. He excels at the intermediate and shorter throws, but his durability and size are red flags for NFL Scouts. Many compare him to Russell Wilson, but Adams is considered a project who will have to adjust to a NFL offensive scheme.

Adams is projected as a 7th round pick, or possibly an Undrafted Free Agent. If that is the case, the Steelers could certainly take a late chance on him going undrafted and bring him into camp to see what he can do for the team, without having to spend a draft pick on a player with so much in question heading into 2016.

Vernon Adams might not be the prospect everyone wants, but it is pretty clear the Steelers are looking into the quarterback position for the upcoming year.