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Old 01-18-2013, 08:38 AM   #59
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Default Re: Steelers don't rule out drafting a QB in the 1st round

Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
Joe Webb is also drafted by the Vikings. Again, if it's weak class of QB, the Steelers might likely just pick another Joe Webb. When only mediocre backup QBs available in the draft, picking one of them will not help the situation.
Like I mentioned, LAST year was the year to draft a very good back-up QB. This year, though, one can still get a back-up... just not a very good back-up.

Also, like I mentioned, these "R1" QBs would all have been R2 QBs last draft. But, if they don't go in R1, and are available in R2, they would still be decent (but not good) back-ups.

In my opinion, there are too many good defensive players available in R2 to go for a "decent" back-up. I'd prefer signing a free-agent (Ryan Lindley), and seeing who's available next draft. That said, I'd use a R7 pick on Alex Carder. Him & a free agent, while not great, would probably be an upgrade over Byron & Batch.
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