Happy Friday and I hope yinz are doing well.
Ready or not, this will be our last Friday Five before Day One of the NFL Draft, which will start Thursday night and run through Saturday. We’re finishing up with our final draft scouting reports, mock drafts, predictions, and overall recaps. While the Steelers are focused on getting ready for the draft, they made a big splash by trading for Los Angeles Rams’ WR Allen Robinson earlier in the week, adding to this non-stop offseason. As always, we’re here to cover everything as your one-stop shop for Steelers news.
Hope you all have a great weekend and that you enjoy following our continued coverage. I thank you for visiting the site and we appreciate all of your great feedback. As always, we have five Friday night questions for you to answer.
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1 – Since this is our last Friday Five before Round One, give us your prediction of who the Steelers will select in the first round?
2 – Will Omar Khan make a trade of any sort on Day One of the NFL draft?
3 – Assume WR Allen Robinson plays in all 17 games in 2023. How many receptions will he finish with?
4 – Who is the most underrated Steeler currently on the roster?
5 – Would you want the Steelers to draft Georgia TE Darnell Washington at pick #32?
Recap of Ninth 2023 Offseason Weekend Friday Night 5 Questions
Question 1: Steelers Depot respondents believe the Steelers will sign two to three XFL players prior to the start of training camp. The median response was 2.75. So, I will round that up to three. The XFL Championship is on May 13 so plenty of time before the start of training camp in late July.
Question 2: Breiden Fehoko is a clear favorite to make the week one 53-man roster. He got the nod from 17 of 19 voters. Armon Watts narrowly edged out Isaiahh Loudermilk by 10 yes votes to eight. Montravius Adams is the odd man out with just five affirmative votes. So, the consensus is Fehoko and Watts making the 53-man roster in week one.
Question 3: Depot respondents believe that the signing of Fehoko and Watts lessens the odds of the Steelers drafting a defensive lineman in the first three rounds. But it was a close 10-8 vote with one abstaining.
Question 4: Omar Khan has earned a solid B so far. The overall consensus was a 3.2 with several A grades. But most still want to see how the Steelers do in the draft, his first as general manager, before acing him. But his free agency moves have folks encouraged.
Question 5: Folks offered many suggested questions to ask Dick LeBeau if Dave and Alex get a chance to chat with him again. Several folks asked about comparing Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin as head coaches he worked for. Another theme was more details on his recital of the Night Before Xmas every year.
Bonus Question: Steelers Depot respondents named 15 draft prospects they’d like Steelers Depot to profile:
|Kory Curtis||QB||Gannon (OSU transfer)|
|Isaiah Bolden||CB||Jackson State|
|Tavius Robinson||Edge||Ole Miss|
|Quinton Barrow||OT||Grand Valley State|
|Jake Witt||OT||Northern Michigan|
|Caleb Murphy||Edge||Ferris State|
|Lance Boykin||CB||Coastal Carolina|
|Rashad Torrence II||S||Florida|
|Jaivon Heiligh (profiled 2022)||WR||Coastal Carolina|
|McClendon Curtis||G||Tennessee Chattanooga|
A few have already been profiled so links on their names. Alex Kozora wrote about Gannon QB Kory Curtis a couple weeks ago but it wasn’t a full profile.
Here are the consensus responses of Steelers Depot respondents compared to the correct answers:
|Questions||How Many XFL Players Signed||Two DL to Make 53||Less Likely to Draft DL Rd 1-3?||Omar Khan Grade||Questions for LeBeau|
|SD Consensus||3||Fehoko & Watts||17||B (3.2)||YES|
|Correct Answers||TBD||TBD||TBD||YOUR CALL||YOUR CALL|
As promised, here are the folks with the most points during the offseason. Just an informal ranking since many questions subjective. No Change this week.
|Beaver Falls Hosiery||7|
There are now 15 questions from previous weeks yet to be answered. Scores will be adjusted as they are determined.