Draft Shmaft. We don’t need no stinkin draft to add to our roster, which is apparently very contradictory to what Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said in several radio interviews last week, but hey who’s counting? Well we have all you can handle draft coverage here on NPC so I figured I’d take the opportunity for this morning’s huddle to see what the experts are saying about the Steelers latest non-draft acquisition. Yesterday the Steelers agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent running back LaRod Stephens-Howling. The Steelers picked up the former 7th round pick from Pitt, a Johnstown native, to a one year deal with no financials reported yet.
Ed Bouchette of the PPG says the Steelers will mostly look at Stephens-Howling to contribute on Special Teams. He’s had three career kickoff return TD’s but no punt returns. In the same article Ed states that the Steelers would still consider signing former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw, but that would depend on the draft. Now that the Steelers have added Le’Veon Bell to the roster in their second round pick, you have to think the Bradshaw ship has sailed.
With five running backs in the stable for the Steelers you have to figure that someone is going to be the odd man out when the roster is finally cut down to 53 before we kick off against Tennessee. The running backs right now consist of Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman, Baron Batch, LaRod Stephens-Howling, and Le’Veon Bell.
What are your thoughts, Steeler Nation? What did you think of the non-draft pick up right in the middle of the draft? Who do you think gets left behind?