Report: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Proposed Adding Three Rounds To Draft

This year’s NFL Draft will be one like never before. Teams have never been less prepared.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert proposed adding three rounds to the NFL draft because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has halted all in-person workouts and interviews between prospects and interested teams.

Colbert believes that teams will be prone to more mistakes without the additional evaluation time and a 10-round draft would widen a club’s margin for error given the limited predraft process.

“Some team decision-makers believe that late-round picks and undrafted players will be impacted much more than Day 1 or 2 prospects by the amended process,” Mehta added.

The Steelers have six picks in this year’s draft, with their first pick coming in the second round at No. 49 overall. 

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