Mason Cole Womens Jersey Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t think the Steelers should have used a third-round pick on a quarterback in last month’s draft, and Mason Rudolph agrees.
I was surprised when they took a quarterback because I thought that maybe in the third round, you know you can get some really good football players that can help this team now, Roethlisberger said Friday. Nothing against Mason; I think he’s a great football player. I don’t know him personally, but I’m sure he’s a great kid. I just don’t know how backing up or being a third [string] 鈥?well, who knows where he’s going to fall on the depth chart 鈥?helps us win now.
But, you know, that’s not my decision to make. That’s on the coaches and the GM and the owner and those kind of things. If they think he can help our team, so be it, but I was a little surprised.
He’ll be joined by former teammate and Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington, who was selected in the second round after the team traded Jonathan Huberdeau Youth jersey Martavis Bryant to the Raiders.
I think he’s got a little bit of a chip on his shoulder to prove some people and naysayers wrong, Ballard told co-host Bill Polian and me earlier this week on SiriusXM NFL Radio. That’s a beautiful thing with a quarterback that I think is top five in this league.
The Colts have taken multiple steps this offseason to help Luck reach those heights upon his imminent return. The first is an infusion of both depth and talent for their offensive line, which has experienced struggles in pass protection for years.
Two of the Colts’ first three picks in last week’s draft 鈥?Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson (first round) and Auburn’s Braden Smith (second) 鈥?were guards. They will be inserted on the left and right side of the line, respectively, between left tackle Anthony Castanzo, center Ryan Kelly and the winner of the Denzelle Good/Joe Haeg battle at right tackle.
Because of the position’s nature compared to others that can make more of a splash, some NFL coaches and general managers believe guards shouldn’t be selected in the top 10 like Nelson was at No. 6. Asked to respond, Ballard laughed and said, That means they must have them.