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A Rundown of All the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 NFL Draft Picks

Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Steelers 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

Round 1, Pick 30 (No. 30 overall)

T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin: The Steelers will try again to find a pass-rushing complement for James Harrison, whom one would assume at some point in his 50s or 60s will have to stop playing football. Watt has a chance to finally end the search. He tested extremely well at the combine, and he plugs in much better in the Steelers’ 3-4 attack than he would have with a 4-3 scheme. The coaching staff in Pittsburgh won’t have to worry about effort here, either—he’s at full speed, all the time. He may never be an All-Pro, but this is a solid find at pick 30.? GRADE: B+

Round 2, Pick 30 (No. 62)

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC: Man, how many wide receivers do the Steelers need? If they’re all on the field together, this offense is going to be borderline unstoppable. But Pittsburgh, perhaps wisely, does not want to put all its eggs in the Martavis Bryant basket, and it has yet to see Sammie Coates take off as hoped. Smith-Schuster is a big-bodied guy who will win the one-on-one matchups he will be handed in that offense.? GRADE: C+

Round 3, Pick 30 (No. 94)

Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee: The highlight reel for Sutton is loaded with plays where he shows incredible instincts and makes plays on the football. He didn’t show that talent all the time, in large part because of injury issues, hence his Round 3 landing spot. He should get some chances as a return man. GRADE: B?

Round 3, Pick 41 (No. 105)

James Connor, RB, Pittsburgh: Not only do the Steelers land a hometown favorite with this pick, they get a physical option who can take a few carries off LeVeon Bell’s tally. He’s more than just a great story—he can hammer defenses between the tackles, and he showed some surprising pass-catching ability in 2016. GRADE: B+?

Round 4, Pick 29 (No. 135) Joshua Dobbs, QB, Tennessee

Round 5, Pick 30 (No. 173) Brian Allen, DB, Utah

Round 6, Pick 30 (No. 213) Colin Holba, LS, Louisville

Round 7, Pick 30 (No. 248) Keion Adams, DE, Western Michigan

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Dave B.

    May 1, 2017 at 6:30 am

    It may take as much as a year , but the Steelers have found their new backup quarterback and his name is not Landry Jones . His name is Joshua Dobbs . This kid is a dual threat who can do damage with his arm and his legs . Personally , I knew very little about him , but thats why you gotta love Youtube . This kid has multiple highlight videos and all you have to do is watch the tape on him , it doesnt lie . Once he learns the offense , he will be Bens backup , write it down .

  2. Nanci

    May 3, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Welcome to my favorite team..The Steelers and good luck in your journey..

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