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The Steelers’ fan base is shockingly optimistic about the 2021 draft class

SB Nation polled Steelers fans and wanted to know their thoughts on the 2021 draft class, and they were shockingly kind.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base is not just global, they are a rabid bunch. They are the ones who are always proclaiming the number of Super Bowl championships their favorite team has accumulated over the years, and the Super Bowl drought the team finds themselves in is one which can put fans in a bit of a lull.

When you grow up watching Steelers teams hoist Lombardi trophies, and then experience the pain and agony of wasted years, it can make even the most optimistic fans feel jaded and sour.

Just check through the comments here at this beloved establishment and you’ll see someone being critical of the team, even if the article was about the Steelers players going to a local children’s hospital.

It isn’t pretty, but it is the reality of the Steelers fan base.

With that said, when SB Nation sent out a poll asking fans for their grade on the 2021 NFL Draft class, I was stunned at the results. When I opened the email, I was fully expecting a grade of a C, with plenty offering a D or F. Instead, I saw something different.

Check out the results:

Is the Steelers fan base becoming, dare I say, optimistic? I shudder at the thought, but it was good to see fans see not just the first round pick of Najee Harris as the only pick to be excited for, but several picks have the chance of being extremely promising for 2021 and beyond.

When I saw the results of the SB Nation Reacts, it made me wonder if the readers here at SB Nation also agreed with the aforementioned poll results. So, I will put it to you. Let us know what grade you give the Steelers 2021 NFL Draft class in the poll below. In case you forget all nine players, here they are below:

Round 1: Najee Harris, RB, Alabama
Round 2: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
Round 3: Kendrick Green, C/G, Illinois
Round 4: Dan Moore Jr, OT, Texas A&M
Round 4: Buddy Johnson, ILB, Texas A&M
Round 5: Isaiahh Loudermilk, DT, Wisconsin
Round 6: Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami
Round 7: Tre Norwood, CB/S, Oklahoma
Round 7: Pressley Harvin II, P, Georgia Tech

Okay, now is your time to give your grade to the aforementioned draft class. Vote in the poll below, and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!


What grade would you give the Steelers’ 2021 draft class?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    (518 votes)
  • 58%
    (1019 votes)
  • 9%
    (174 votes)
  • 1%
    (28 votes)
  • 0%
    (17 votes)
1756 votes total Vote Now