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2021 NFL Draft: Knee Jerk Reactions to the the Steelers taking Najee Harris in Round 1

One BTSC writer shares his initial and real time unadulterated reactions to the first round of the NFL draft in anticipation of the Steelers pick.

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Knee-jerk Reactions are immediate responses to a situation without taking the time to analyze the situation. That’s something as sports fans that we typically do. Especially if you are a full blood Yinzer, or even just a part Yinzer. As is the custom, I compile my knee jerk thoughts and publish them immediately after each Steelers game. It’s my version of running my mouth first and apologizing later. So with that being said, I’m going to employ that philosophy here during the NFL Draft.

  • Before anything else I have to say it... Cleveland sucks and I hate mock drafts.
  • And there are the boo’s
  • A fan from each team drafting sits in the chair from Goodell’s basement from last year? Interesting. Or Cringe-worthy.
  • Speaking of Goodell, it's like hearing from the American League West. You might have to talk to one of the blokes from down under to understand that, or just look at the logos for each team in order of the standings.
  • And now finally to the real draft.
  • Well the Jaguars pick, I mean come on their team says Jag right in it. Of course they go Lawrence.
  • I think Mike Greenberg is about to have an "personal moment" since it's the Jets turn to pick. I can't take it. Switched from ESPN to the NFL Network to watch.
  • Oh look at that another surprise! (Sarcasm)
  • The question for the 49ers isn't whether or not to take a quarterback, it's just which one will they take. And the answer is Trey Lance.
  • Hotlanta actually wasn't much of a surprise going with Kyle Pitts. They should have quite the offense
  • This probably wont get super fun until we get past pick 10.
  • Can the Bungles actually Bungle this pick? Wow, they took Burrow's old college teammate.....some will say they Bungles that pick, as some wanted a pass protector.
  • The first six picks have all been offensive players, tying a record. Now it will be interesting to see when the first defensive player comes off the board.
  • Record broken as the Lions take the 7th offensive player in the tackle from Oregon.
  • The Panthers finally break the offensive streak, taking Jaycee Horn, Poppa Joe should be proud
  • I guess the Broncos were certain about Surtain.
  • If the NFC East wasn't bad enough last year, Dallas just traded back to Philadelphia as Philly wanted to move up two picks to pass the Giants.
  • Eagle pass the Giants for a pass catcher.
  • Another trade, Giants pick to the Bears. This will be a QB. Fields to Chi Town.
  • Dallas.....Bleh, hate that star.
  • Another tackle.
  • Jets trade up from 23 with Minnesota. Take Vera-Tucker.
  • Look, there's a mumbling sweatshirt in the corner of the Patriots war room.
  • Well, my Steelers pick of Zaven Collins went 16 to Arizona.
  • The Rrrrraiders take the Alabama tackle. This was a bit of a reach in most people's eyes. Most thought of him as 2nd round talent.
  • Fins go edge rusher with their 2nd first rounder.
  • Will we get to say WTF to the WFT pick? They go LB with Jamin Davis.
  • Colts go edge with Kwity Paye from Michigan.
  • I was up at 5am this morning, could we just get to the Steelers pick please.
  • Nothing lik a little Sweet Caroline.....bomp, bomp, bomp.
  • Minnesota's pick is in at 23, Steelers on the clock #HereWeGo.
  • Vikings take Darrisaw from VTech.
  • Do Steelers go RB?
  • Steelers go with Najee Harris. That will make a lot of Steelers fans happy.
  • Can I go to bed now before I get all worked up about everyone complaining that the Steelers messed this pick up.
  • Ok, as I write this I am seeing it is scheduled to publish in a couple of minutes so maybe I can get some sleep.
  • Okay I guess I get to go to bed. I will sleep on it and be back ready to go through rounds two and three tomorrow night.

There you have it, my knee jerks. I’m going to sleep on these and see how how I feel about them in the morning, and then on to day two.

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