The 2021 NFL Draft cycle is completely underway, and we will bring you all the coverage you need. It looks to be a year for quarterbacks to fly off the board, and teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers may have to reach on a new signal caller to run their team next season.
Check out the latest on today’s Daily Draft Digest.
Steelers have interest in Kyle Trask?
As Ben Roethlisberger continues to regress, either battling injuries throughout the past few seasons or subpar play on the field, the Steelers may be looking for a new quarterback to take over. Backup quarterback Mason Rudolph has not been an upgrade at all when asked to step on the field, leaving the draft as a viable option.
One name that has gathered steam to Pittsburgh is Florida quarterback Kyle Trask. This, however, does not make much sense considering the vertical offense the Steelers run versus the arm strength that Trask presents. With Rudolph already on the roster, Trask appears to be of similar arm talent to Rudolph, making this a puzzling fit.
Cole McDonald gets another chance
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Everyone in the 2020 NFL Draft fell in love with Hawai’i quarterback Cole McDonald despite his technical deficiencies and volatile play on the field. He was drafted late by the Tennessee Titans, but did not make the final roster in Nashville. McDonald did not land on a roster or practice squad this season, but has now gotten another opportunity.
The Arizona Cardinals have taken a chance on McDonald, bringing him in on a small deal to prove he can stick around. With Brett Hundley and Chris Streveler as the other quarterbacks on the roster, there is a real chance for McDonald to at the very least stick around on the practice squad.
Former NFL RBs get promotions
While many dream of making it to the NFL, not everyone succeeds at that level. Two former running backs who did not make it at the NFL level have made it at another level instead: college coaching. This week, both former first rounder C.J. Spiller and third rounder Montario Hardesty have landed gigs.
Spiller has been promoted to the running backs coach at his alma mater at Clemson, and Hardesty has landed on Shane Beamer’s staff at South Carolina as their running backs coach. Look for these two to make waves in their new careers as position coaches at the highest level of college football.