We’ve been hearing for months that this year’s draft class is one of the deepest in decades. Sure, it may not have a top player that will simply be taken first overall regardless of what happens between now and the draft, but it seems to be loaded throughout.
On Thursday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert gave us something new to identify this draft class by – immature.
"Experience has told us that a lot of these younger players aren't ready for this," Colbert said Thursday at the NFL Combine. "It's a huge leap. I don't think a lot of them understand that until they actually get on a playing field and see the increase in the quality of play."
In case you need a translation, Colbert is pointing out something we’ve been seeing more and more as the NFL’s popularity and level of play have risen over the years. Rookies are expected to be impact players as soon as they’re selected, and that pressure is greater now than ever before, especially for players on teams beginning their rebuilding processes.no comments