Ep. 035 Analysis of the Steeler’s 2018 Draft Class

Steelers 2018 Draft Class

Topping last year’s mystifying selection of a long-snapper, the Steelers sure surprised us by not drafting any linebackers and picking up a QB for the second year in a row.  Join us on this week’s podcast for our breakdown of the Steeler’s draft selections.

  1. Did this draft improve upon the 2017 Steelers?
  2. Any weird picks in this class?
  3. Is Mason Rudolph the heir apparent?
Round
Selection #
Player PositionSchoolComments
1 / #28Terrell Edmunds
6’1 217

SafetyVirginia TechPFF=19
Athletic!
Better in the box - contains the edge
Misses tackes in the open
Tends to bite and get faked
Less effective in coverage

2 / #60
James Washington
5’11” 213
Wide ReceiverOklahoma StatePFF=2
Led the nation with 815 yards on deep passes in 2017 and ranked second with eight touchdowns on deep passes
3 / #76Mason Rudolph
6’5” 235
QuarterbackOklahoma StatePFF=5
Finished each of the past three season with the second-highest grade in the draft class
3 / #92Chukwuma Okorafor
6’6” 320
Offensive TackleWestern MichiganPFF=11
Impressive physical traits; athletic in space, but slow out of stance; lack aggressiveness (played in the MAC). Needs to learn how to use hands and feet; total project
5 / #148Marcus Allen
6’2” 215
SafetyPenn StatePFF=12
Solid run stopper; iffy range at FS; loads of missed tackles; big enough to take on TEs
5 / #165Jaylen Samuels
6’0” 225
Tight EndNC StatePFF=7
Possible dual-threat HB
goal line back; red zone TDs=12
Compiled receptions through bubble screens, shovel passes
7 / #246Joshua Frazier
6’3” 321
Interior DefenseAlabamaPFF=NA
Backup; played<18% of snaps
Can eat blocks or play through a blocker's edge
Lacks quickness and pass rush

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