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Daily News & Links: Steelers Almost Drafted Torry Holt; Russell Wilson Thinks WNBA Players Deserve More Money

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🏈 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Russell Wilson reacted to Caitlin Clark’s first contract in the WNBA as the first overall pick. It’s a four-year, $338,056 deal for Clark. Essentially practice squad money in the NFL. Clark will make a hefty amount in lucrative endorsements, however.

“These ladies deserve so much more… Praying for the day πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ,” Wilson wrote on X.

🏈 Pro Football Focus revealed a Steelers-themed mock draft using their mock draft simulator. They have Pittsburgh trading back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round and landing Duke offensive lineman Graham Barton at 26th overall. The Steelers acquired a third-round pick (89th overall) to move back. In the second round, the Steelers scooped up Michigan wide receiver Roman Wilson.

🏈 Kenny Pickett had his first day with the Philadelphia Eagles, as Phase 1 of OTAs kicked off.

🏈 Daniel Valente of The Score posted a throwback clip of former Steelers wide receiver and return specialist Dri Archer in a preseason game against the New York Giants in 2014.  Archer, a third-round pick out of Toledo in 2014 who ran a 4.26 at the NFL Combine, never panned out with Pittsburgh and was released in November of 2015.

Archer had two short stints with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills in 2016 before flaming out in the NFL.

🏈 Steel City Star pointed out that the Steelers had an interest in selecting North Carolina State wide receiver Torry Holt at 13th overall in the 1999 NFL Draft, but with the St. Louis Rams trading for running back Marshall Faulk, it effectively eliminated any chance they had of drafting Holt. St. Louis selected Holt at 6th overall. The Steelers ended up drafting Louisiana Tech wide receiver Troy Edwards at 13th overall.

πŸŽ₯ Steelers potential draft pick Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson has his own burger named after him called “The Big Jax Burger” at Elk Horn Brewery in Eugene, Oregon.

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