The NFL Draft is just around the corner and teams are starting to hammer out their strategies. While everyone is focusing on what will happen at the top of the first-round, there is a lot of activity brewing beyond that. One of those scenarios brewing sees the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting a running back in the middle to late rounds.
According to ESPN, the Steelers are looking at taking a running back and Mel Kiper Jr states that this is the year to go after late round backs.
“Every year there’s third- to sixth-round running backs that are outstanding backs and this year [that is the case] more than any other because there’s not many teams now that really need a running back,” ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said. “There’s three to five [teams] maybe that could take one within the first four rounds.”
It’s interesting to hear the Steelers are looking at a running back considering they drafted one last year and signed one this offseason. A third running back isn’t the end of either Le’Veon Bell or LeGarrette Blount in Pittsburgh but it could complicate roles that incumbents thought they’d hold.