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Many of us have denied the possibility, but what could we expect if the Steelers draft a QB at 49?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers could draft nearly any position at pick No. 49 in the 2020 NFL Draft and I wouldn't be surprised. But one position I haven't pondered in the realm of possibility was a quarterback. What would happen if a prospect the team really likes ends up sliding down the board? What could we as fans expect then next week to look like?

For starters, expect a lot of backlash online. Depending on the name, if Jordan Love slips, I'd bet much of Steeler nation to be pleasantly surprised. Now, if they still went QB, but the name was Jalen Hurts or Jacob Eason, I think you could expect a ton of backlash, and if you're on ‘team positivity’ it might be a good time to take a social media cleanse for a couple days.

Switching to the team itself.

The Steelers would still have to address offensive skill positions. I'd imagine the Steelers would use their 3rd round pick on either a running back or wide receiver. Then I would expect the team to make a trade using one of its 2021 picks (with conditions) on the opposite position. Think a player that’s stock is tanking, like either Marquise Goodwin or Leonard Fournette, who will be available for less than you think?

The Steelers would then be free to use the rest of its draft capital to round out its depth chart.

While this scenario might not be what many are predicting, I think this would follow the organization’s desire to win now. Personally, I think the Steelers would win Day 2 of the draft if they selected Jordan Love, Chase Claypool and swing a deal for Leonard Fournette.

What do you think? What would happen next if the Steelers did add a QB in the second round? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.