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Will the Steelers draft Tyler Bray?

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08:13 PM ET 04.22 | One thing is for sure and that's the fact that when the 2013 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Steelers won't be taking a quarterback on the first night. But they could be targeting one earlier than possibly anyone expects. It's been a long time since the Steelers have selected a quality quarterback in the draft as there hasn't been the need to do so, but times are changing and the need for a young backup who one day could emerge into a starter is now here. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers are very much open to adding a quarterback. They even reportedly have one in mind -- Tennessee's Tyler Bray. A more likely option is to target a signal caller in the seventh round as a project. I'm high on Miami of Ohio product in Zac Dysert, who the Steelers could take their time grooming as the backup position seems set at the moment with newly signed Bruce Gradkowski.

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April 22, 2013  11:01 PM ET

Better question. Will the interns post this story for a THIRD straight day tomorrow?

April 23, 2013  06:03 AM ET

Guess they've had enough of Charlie Batch everytime Big Ben goes down....

April 23, 2013  06:36 AM ET

Hell, who knows ?

April 23, 2013  06:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Guess they've had enough of Charlie Batch everytime Big Ben goes down....

I bet they still secure him a roster spot for some reason.

April 23, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Wouldn't be bad idea to start looking for someone who can backup Big Ben and win!!!!

April 23, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Better question. Will the interns post this story for a THIRD straight day tomorrow?

They will NOW that you suggested it.

April 23, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They will NOW that you suggested it.

Touche'

April 23, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Interesting to see them projecting a pick from Miami of Ohio. Same school that Roethlisburger went to...

April 23, 2013  12:14 PM ET

I am certainly no expert on the matter... But my opinion is this if you are going to go after a quarterback why somewhere down low in the sixth round... That quality of quarterback we already have so if we are going to use a draft pick then let's go in the second round... I agree that there is no real quality quarterbacks out there At number 48 or numbter 79... So I go back to my original point why draft a quarterback in the later rounds if they're not first second or third round quality then signed a free-agent that is capable And continue building Defense of line and offense of line... Draft a 6th round Quarterback!?!? Come on man!!

 
April 24, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I am certainly no expert on the matter... But my opinion is this if you are going to go after a quarterback why somewhere down low in the sixth round... That quality of quarterback we already have so if we are going to use a draft pick then let's go in the second round... I agree that there is no real quality quarterbacks out there At number 48 or numbter 79... So I go back to my original point why draft a quarterback in the later rounds if they're not first second or third round quality then signed a free-agent that is capable And continue building Defense of line and offense of line... Draft a 6th round Quarterback!?!? Come on man!!

I agree why draft a QB in the second round only to sit behind Ben for 4 years until he leaves after his rookie contract expires for a chance to start elsewhere. And if you draft a QB in the later rounds to develop or for a camp arm that probably isn't the best use of a draft pick this year. The Steelers have too many holes to fill so drafting a QB thois year isn't the best thing to do. Keisel was a 6th or 7th round pick and AB was a 6th, so that would be a better use than QB IMO!!!

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