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Steelers draft quarterback Josh Dobbs

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If Ben Roethlisberger really plans to retire soon, the Steelers may have just found his successor.

Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs went to the Steelers in the fourth round of the NFL draft, with the 135th overall pick.

Dobbs is perhaps the smartest quarterback in this year’s draft, an aerospace engineering major who says learning an NFL playbook should be a breeze after the kind of studying he’s done in college. On the field, Dobbs says he has learned a lot from picking the brain of his fellow Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning.

Although he wasn’t always a consistent passer at Tennessee, Dobbs has the physical tools and the smarts to be an NFL starter. He’ll be a third-stringer behind Roethlisberger and Landry Jones at first, but he may have a big role in the Steelers’ future.

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28 Responses to “Steelers draft quarterback Josh Dobbs”
  1. jssebastian2014 says: Apr 29, 2017 1:39 PM

    Good pick. Smart kid, still plenty of time to round up his skills to be a solid starter.

  2. onemorethentherest says: Apr 29, 2017 1:39 PM

    Nice knowing you Landry Jones.

  3. ariani1985 says: Apr 29, 2017 1:40 PM

    The horrible Patriots defense just wet itself!

  4. bettis3636 says: Apr 29, 2017 1:43 PM

    Thank god… get rid of Landry Jones!

  5. broncoschick says: Apr 29, 2017 1:55 PM

    Absolutely my favorite college player this year (well other than our home town boy McCaffrey). Josh has more integrity in his little finger than perhaps an entire round of players. His work ethic is unparalleled and you combine that with his intelligence and I believe he can really make great things happen. Yep, I’m a fan! Good luck young man!

  6. canedaddy says: Apr 29, 2017 2:01 PM

    Is he related to Ryan Shazier?

  7. gomez163 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:05 PM

    The last two Steeler franchise QBs were first rounders. This was a wasted pick.

  8. gomez163 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:05 PM

    The Steelers need a TE

  9. genericcommenter says: Apr 29, 2017 2:08 PM

    Landry Jones had 4 years to develop. I doubt they are holding a spot for him.

  10. gomez163 says: Apr 29, 2017 2:18 PM

    And Jake Butt has been taken

  11. peytonwantsaflag says: Apr 29, 2017 2:22 PM

    Oh my, the optimism the draft brings. Combine that with the below avg intelligence of the typical steeler fan and you’ve got fourth round qb as the replacement of Ben roethlisberger.

  12. kayes says: Apr 29, 2017 2:46 PM

    he wont be on the team next year. he sucks

  13. polksaladandy says: Apr 29, 2017 2:47 PM

    So the Patriots red-headed stepchild now have a QB with no morals and a QB with no eyebrows.

  14. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 29, 2017 3:34 PM

    Oh my, the optimism the draft brings. Combine that with the below avg intelligence of the typical steeler fan and you’ve got fourth round qb as the replacement of Ben roethlisberger.

    For a Bengal fan to say anything after drafting a woman beating is beyond pathetic…..oh wait not for this troll. He thinks PAC Man and Turdfic are great guys.

  15. runtheball says: Apr 29, 2017 3:44 PM

    Should have taken Kaaya instead. It is great that he is smart. Myron Rolle may have been the smartest player ever, how did he work out?

  16. bjwbrown2011 says: Apr 29, 2017 3:46 PM

    “The last two Steeler franchise QBs were first rounders. This was a wasted pick.”

    Since 1995 the only teams to win a Superbowl with a QB that they drafted* in the first round were:

    2005 Steelers
    2006 Colts
    2008 Steelers
    2010 Packers
    2012 Ravens

    That is 16 of the last 21 superbowls that were won by QBs that either came outside round 1 or got traded and cut.

    *This does not include Elway (drafted by Colts) or Eli (drafted by Chargers).

  17. 52crabcakes says: Apr 29, 2017 4:22 PM

    Did Peyton and Josh forehead pump!

  18. marshmont says: Apr 29, 2017 4:29 PM

    i heard they are shopping ben..

  19. xlivsaints says: Apr 29, 2017 4:49 PM

    Nope

  20. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Apr 29, 2017 5:21 PM

    This is a classic case of the media creating a story, running with it to the point of hyperventilation, and having other media report it as ”Reports say….” as if to confirm the created story. It’s Ian Rappaport all over again.

    He is not being drafted as a replacement for Ben. Read that again. He is an addition to make the backup positions competitive. They will look for a replacement for Ben in 2018 or 2019.

  21. JaminJake says: Apr 29, 2017 5:35 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Apr 29, 2017 1:40 PM
    The horrible Patriots defense just wet itself!

    _______________________

    Don’t think so. I mean, Steelers still have the same coaching staff.

  22. tonebones says: Apr 29, 2017 6:03 PM

    Classroom smarts and football smarts are two different things. Otherwise there would be about 30 Ivy Leaguers starting at QB in the NFL.

  23. PFT loves the Steelers says: Apr 29, 2017 6:41 PM

    Don’t forget the lengthy history of bad QBs in between Bradshaw and Ben. The Steelers are likely in serious trouble once the drama queen hangs em up .

  24. averagepete says: Apr 29, 2017 8:54 PM

    If he was really so smart he wouldn’t have to break his body in the NFL. Look at Myron Rolle.

  25. thesteelhurtin says: Apr 29, 2017 9:18 PM

    averagepete says:
    Apr 29, 2017 8:54 PM
    If he was really so smart he wouldn’t have to break his body in the NFL. Look at Myron Rolle.

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  26. weepingjebus says: Apr 29, 2017 9:51 PM

    QB play has been a strength for the Steelers for a long time, they deserve the benefit of the doubt on this one. We will settle this on the field, unlike ankle biters like the Colts or Dolphins.

  27. folec says: Apr 30, 2017 1:14 AM

    What a bumm

  28. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: May 9, 2017 9:18 AM

    If he can score one TD against the Chiefs, he’ll be a vast improvement over Little Ben Fieldgoalsburger.

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