How can the Steelers not draft a guy named "Steele?"
On the first day of the 2012 NFL draft, the Steelers drafted David DeCastro and re-signed Byron Leftwich. Which news were you more excited about? You don't have to answer now. You can have time to think about it.
With Leftwich and Charlie Batch still on the team, and Ben Roethlisberger turning 30 in March, it's likely the Steelers will enter the 2012 season with no quarterbacks younger than 30. It's time to groom a backup quarterback who might actually bring some energy if he's ever needed.
When looking at the prospect lists of quarterbacks, the first thing I look at is size. Watching the 6'5", 241-pound Roethlisberger all these years, it's hard to picture the Steelers' offense run by a smaller quarterback.
Jantz isn't quite as big as Roethlisberger, but he seems to share Roethlisberger's ability to keep plays alive with his mobility.
I read up a little on Dayne Crist of Kansas, who is 6'4", 235 pounds. He had a good spring game and will be playing for Charlie Weis. He could rise up draft boards in 2012.
Jantz, however, seems like a guy who will still be available in the seventh round.