Steelers Steal Good Players in NFL Draft

Kendall Swift, Staff Writer

The National Football League (NFL) held its 2021 draft from April 29th to May 1st, and the Pittsburgh Steelers stole some promising picks. Overall, the team took nine new players. Some of the most notable players were Najee Harris and Pat Freiermuth, the first two chosen by the team.

Najee Harris is a running back from Alabama and was placed 24th overall. At Alabama, Harris was the school’s all-time rushing leader and won many football awards, including the All American award. Although never stated, it is presumed that Harris was chosen to help the Steelers’ running game. Harris is known for charity work in his hometown in California and has already stated his plans to be involved in the Pittsburgh community. 

Pat Freiermuth is a tight end from Pennsylvania State University, right here in our own state. Although some were disappointed with the team for not choosing a center for their second pick, Freiermuth is regarded overall as a good pick and as the second best tight end in the draft. He was a team captain at Penn State and according to his draft profile, “does not lack self confidence”. One concern is that Freiermuth is a loyal fan of the New England Patriots. Other picks include Kendrick Green, Dan Moore Jr., Buddy Johnson, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Quincy Roche, Tre Norwood and Pressley Harvin. 

Dover senior Maxwell Elliott said of this year’s picks, “As a Steelers fan, I’m happy with the choices we made in the draft, especially Najee Harris. Not only does he seem to be a phenomenal player, but he also seems like a great guy. I’m very excited to see what’s in store”. Hopefully, these picks will lead to the Steelers having a great season. All that is left now is to wait and see.