With the 2023 NFL Draft around the corner, Steelers fans have started to lobby for which College players they’d like the Pittsburgh Steelers to select at 17 of the first round.
One player that has stood out among the crowd has been USC wideout Jordan Addison who was Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett’s teammate at Pitt from 2020 to 2021. Pickett and Addison connected for 1,593 yards in the air, including 17 touchdowns in 2021.
The two would also win the ACC Championship that same year, connecting for 126 yards in the air.
In a recent interview on The Pat McAfee Show, Kenny Pickett said he’d “love to see him in the Black and Gold.”
"Jordan Addison is a talented guy and I'd love to see him in the black and gold"@kennypickett10 #PMSLive pic.twitter.com/VHOx18Ubcv
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 19, 2023
The real question is, should the Steelers draft wide receiver in the first round?
Drafting Jordan Addison this early when they need help in the trenches on both sides of the ball is not the wisest decision. The Steelers need help at left tackle, as Dan Moore Jr. did not showcase enough to feel comfortable.
Protecting Kenny Pickett needs to be Pittsburgh’s number-one priority this offseason. In previous years, Pittsburgh has tried to plug the line with mid-round talents via the draft and free agency. They can not afford to keep patching the offensive line.
So no, I do not think drafting Jordan Addison in the first round is a wise choice. However, I can see it being their pick if the wideout sits at 17.
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