As we approach the NFL Draft more stories, clips, and inside analysis comes out and better helps in predicting where prospects will go. A couple of those storylines directly tie the Pittsburgh to Ohio State quarterback, Justin Fields. As well as, suggest he is much lower on the teams draft boards than originally expected. To put it simply, there’s both a will and a way.
Jamin Davis. Most mocks I've seen have him as a day 3 guy which is silly. He's borderline late round 1.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 8, 2021
As for guys going lower... there are teams way lower on guys like Sewell and Fields than fans/media think. Not all...both could go top ten. Both could also not. https://t.co/kOsLTRcDMd
Justin Fields was once thought as the second best quarterback of the class behind Trevor Lawrence but slowly fell down the list as the last college season progressed. The fact of the matter is Fields has a cannon arm, crazy athleticism, and will to win (the rumors of a poor work ethic have also been debunked). His traits suggest he is more than worthy of being a Top 10 draft pick. If he does in fact slip down the board, Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers are definitely a team to watch to make a move up. This stems from the ‘bromance’ between Fields and Tomlin at Ohio State’s Pro Day earlier this month.
After the pro day was completed, NFL reporters noted the Steelers head coach had a very long conversation with Fields, the duo was also seen dapping each other up throughout the workout. More love between the two made it to the internet in the form of a video of Mike Tomlin telling the quarterback “you know who we came to see”. You can watch the full interaction in the video below (starting at the 1:25 mark)
The Pittsburgh Steelers will shortly need to address the quarterback position and find Ben Roethlisberger’s heir apparent. For a team which, from the outside certainly looks like they are trying to win now, trading assets wouldn't make a ton of sense, but perhaps Kevin Colbert and company want to sure up the future of the organization by having the next quarterback marinating in the system. Adding someone like Fields would also be putting the prospect in the perfect situation as he can sit and learn behind Ben Roethlisberger for a year before taking over a fairly complicated offensive system.
Perhaps it won't be long until we see the image below on the Steelers sideline in real life.
But what do you think? Are the Pittsburgh Steelers a team to watch if Justin Fields slips? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below.