A D. Not good. What were they thinking? They just seem to get more drunk as the draft goes.
By Curt Popejoy
By the time you get to the sixth round of the NFL draft, it becomes increasingly more difficult to understand what a team is doing. As team boards start to disintegrate, a franchise like the Pittsburgh Steelers have a tendency to go off script.
With pick No. 192 the Steelers opted to draft inside linebacker Jordan Zumwalt from UCLA. If you are asking yourself, “Why?” don’t feel alone. I accept that the talent in this draft is starting to dwindle, but after taking Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round, the Zumwalt pick makes very little sense.
Even more than that, if drafting Shazier was because the current starting inside linebacker, Vince Williams wasn’t athletic enough, why add a player who is no more athletic? Nothing about this pick makes any sense.
There are many directions the Steelers could have gone with this pick. So, after such a strong start, it is a shame to see things falling apart here at the end. Pittsburgh could have hit on some real high ceiling players at this point. Instead they went with a kid who might not even make the final roster.