According to CBS the Steelers got 3 guys that would go in the first round if they did a redraft of 2020.
They had Claypool gong to Denver with the 15th pickRedrafting the 2020 NFL Draft: Justin Herbert picked by Bengals, Justin Jefferson lands with Lions
What would the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft look like if it happened today?
By Chris Trapasso
Feb 11, 2021
Highsmith going to Minnesota at pick 25
Dotson next at pick 26 to Miami from Houston.
If the Steelers can replicate this kind of scouting in 2021 the turnaround could really quick in the post Ben era as far as having a competitive team that is just a QB away while getting a lot younger really quickly. Then you you can go draft or free agent or both at QB until the right guy is found.
Game film and pro days will be more important than the combine info this year. I wonder if it will be harder to find a gem like Dotson this year or easier. They say he would of been drafted earlier if he had been at the combine. Which teams have the better film scouts will be crucial this year. Hopefully we find a few more hidden gems.
Highsmith I thought played really well when he played and other than it being really fun watching Bud play on the D I don't think it is worth the 9 or 10 million (minimum #'s) more dollars per year it will cost. I think production and cost with Bud and Alex you can afford to go with Highsmith. The team would be better for the next at least 2 years with Dupree over Highsmith but I think they will be better for a longer period with Highsmith.
Claypool ended up returning big dividends and upon redraft is a top 15 pick.
Safety Kamren Curl that Washington got in the 7th round got jumped up to the 27th pick. That is some flying up the charts shit right there.