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Steelers News: The Steelers don’t have much draft capital, but that doesn’t mean it is a bad thing

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The Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 season is officially over. After finishing the year 8-8, the Steelers, and their vast fan base, has another long offseason awaiting them. Just because the games are done doesn’t mean we stop providing you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over throughout the offseason!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the Steelers don’t have a lot of draft capital in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

Let’s get to the news:

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with the Buffalo Bills for the least amount of draft capital heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.

Bills, Steelers at the bottom of the league in draft capital

By: Michael David Smith, ProFootballTalk

Heading into next week’s draft, the Bills and Steelers rank at the bottom of the league in the quality of the picks available to them.

Based on the Jimmy Johnson trade value chart, and three more recent draft value charts that have attempted to quantify the value of draft picks, Buffalo and Pittsburgh rank as the last two teams in the league in the total point value of their picks. As calculated by Rene Bugner, the Steelers rank 32nd on two of the four charts and the Bills rank 32nd on the other two.

That’s in large part because they traded away their first-round picks, Pittsburgh to acquire Minkah Fitzpatrick and Buffalo to acquire Stefon Diggs. The Steelers and Bills also haven’t picked up many extra picks; Pittsburgh has a total of just six picks and Buffalo has seven.

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  • Ben Roethlisberger is excited for Tom Brady as he prepares to work with Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich.

Ben Roethlisberger is excited for Tom Brady, Bruce Arians, Byron Leftwich

By: Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk

Throughout his career in Pittsburgh, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has struggled to get past the Patriots and Tom Brady. So, surely, Roethlisberger is happy that Brady is gone from New England.

When Roehtlisberger was asked about Brady leaving the Patriots for the Buccaneers, however, Ben didn’t talk about what it means for him to have Brady out of the AFC. Instead, Ben focused on what it means for Brady to be with a couple of guys Roethlisberger knows very well.

“I was excited for him because I knew who he was going to play for in Bruce Arians,” Roethlisberger told SiriusXM NFL Radio. “And he’s going to enjoy the heck out of that because he was fun to play for.”

Roethlisberger played for Arians for five years in Pittsburgh, and some believe that Arians’ involuntary retirement of the team’s offensive coordinator was fueled by a belief that Arians and Ben had grown too close.

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  • A closer look at the quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft.

The Triple Take: QBs

By: Staff

The “The Triple Take” now moves to the quarterbacks. In our seventh installment of this draft prospect preview by position, the Steelers Radio Network trio of Matt Williamson, Bruce Gradkowski and Mike Prisuta give their takes on the top prospects at the quarterback position. If you want to hear the audio version of “The Triple Take” click here.

Bruce’s Take ...

Bruce Gradkowski: Picking your franchise QB isn’t an easy task. So many teams go through it each and every year. There’s no perfect science as we saw Trubisky go before Mahomes. I believe in this draft after Burrow and Tua it’s a crapshoot. Let’s take a look at my top guys.

#5 - Jake Fromm, Georgia (6-2, 219 lbs.) - Fromm is a guy you just want to love. He’s the perfect teammate and locker room guy. He has incredible experience running a pro style offense and has had a ton of success since his true freshman year at Georgia. He understands footwork and timing because he has to. He doesn’t have the biggest arm, so he must win with anticipation and timing. At times his delivery can get low because he drops his elbow. He can operate an NFL offense from day one and with the right system he can be successful. Fromm will play a long time in the NFL.

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