NFL.com’s Charlie Casserly has released his second mock draft and is once again projecting Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields to fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 24.
Even though the Steelers are attempting to contend this season, Casserly believes Fields is too good of a prospect to pass up as the franchise’s quarterback of the future.
“Pittsburgh is the perfect spot for Fields to develop behind a Hall of Fame quarterback for a year before taking over the offense,” Casserly writes.
Fields would certainly be a steal for Pittsburgh since the former Heisman Trophy finalist has been regarded as the consensus No. 2 quarterback prospect in the class for years.
Only recently have straw man critiques of his game made his draft position somewhat of a mystery.
Fields held his second pro day on Wednesday in Columbus, and impressed once again in front of a number of head coaches and executives who will pick ahead of the Steelers in the 2021 NFL Draft.
As a junior, Fields led the Ohio State Buckeyes to the National Championship game and racked up 2,100 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, six interceptions, 383 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in a COVID-19 shortened college season.
Overall, Fields passed for 5,373 yards, 63 touchdowns and just nine interceptions during his Buckeye tenure. He also rushed for 867 yards and 15 scores.
He went 20-2 over two seasons at Ohio State after transferring in from Georgia following his freshman year.
The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland.