Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 20 overall)
The only team on this list to select after the Saints is the Steelers. Pittsburgh desperately needs a quarterback after Ben Roethlisberger called it a career and retired. They haven’t taken a first-round signal-caller since going with Big Ben all of those years ago but they’ve shown when they make the pick in the first round, it works out well for them.
If the Steelers want to land their next quarterback, however, they’ll probably have to trade up to do so and it wouldn’t surprise me to see them be aggressive. This means they could leap ahead of the Saints and take a player who NOLA might have had their eye on.
With the NOLA Saints drafting in the middle of the first round, they’re going to have to hope a lot of things break their way if they do indeed want to draft a quarterback in the first round. There’s no telling that this will be the route they go in but if it is, they need to beware of these eight teams in particular.
It’d be nice if the Saints ended up signing Jameis Winston or trading for someone so that we don’t have to stress about the quarterback situation entering draft weekend.