Peter Schrager of the NFL Community has slid in a late and last model of his 2021 mock draft, and this one contains fairly a shock for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Not solely does Schrager have the Steelers deciding on working again Najee Harris within the first spherical of his final mock draft of 2021, however he has additionally them buying and selling up two spots with the Tennessee Titans to do it.
Beneath is what Schrager penned about that commerce up by the Steelers to draft Harris at twenty second total.
With lots of buzz on the Jets probably taking a working again, the Steelers give a fourth-round decide to Tennessee to maneuver up two spots and take Harris.
How loopy is that? Look, I can definitely see Harris being the Steelers first spherical choice this 12 months. What I can’t see is the Steelers shifting up two spots to draft him.
As historical past has proven us, the Steelers have traded up extra often than they’ve traded down since 2000 when normal supervisor Kevin Colbert got here to Pittsburgh. Colbert, nonetheless, mentioned earlier this week on Monday that he doesn’t see the workforce shifting up the draft board this 12 months through a commerce.
“I’m very uncertain that we’ll commerce up,” Colbert mentioned. “We actually worth these eight picks that we now have, 5 of that are within the prime 140.”
The final time the Steelers traded up within the first spherical of a draft was in 2019 after they moved as much as tenth total to pick out inside linebacker Devin Bush. Previous to that, nonetheless, 2006 was the final time the Steelers traded up within the first spherical.
Peter Schrager 2021 Mock Draft 1.0: Steelers Choose Alabama C Landon Dickerson twenty fourth Total
Peter Schrager 2021 Mock Draft 2.0: Steelers Choose Georgia CB Eric Stokes twenty fourth Total