Could Kyle Trask Be The Heir Apparent To Big Ben?

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have the No. 24 overall pick in Thursday’s NFL draft, and given the state of things, it may not be a major surprise if they consider taking a quarterback. If not in the first round, perhaps in the second.

If they do, the Steelers may have their eye on Florida’s Kyle Trask.

According to Ed Bouchette of The Athletic, Trask could be a good option for the Steelers, who will likely have to replace franchise legend Ben Roethlisberger within the next season or two. Roethlisberger and the Steelers had a strong, 11-0 start last year, but faded mightily by the end of the season.

So it’s safe to assume the Steelers are looking toward the future.

“Who says the Steelers won’t select a quarterback this week in the NFL Draft?” Bouchette wrote. “Many believe they will not, but others believe they will.”

Well, that’s helpful.

Most mocks have the Steelers leaning toward a running back or someone to help on the defensive line in the first round. In fact, CBS Sports projects the Steelers will select Penn State DL Jayson Oweh.

Meanwhile, Trask isn’t expected to be taken until the second or third round — when the Steelers will be drafting 55th and 87th overall. So if Trask is still available, hey, you never know. Maybe Pittsburgh will indeed be his first pro stop.

As it stands, the Steelers’ depth chart at QB includes Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph and offseason pickup Dwayne Haskins Jr.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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