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Steelers pick Vols QB Dobbs in fourth round

The first quarterback drafted on Day 3 was Tennessee's Josh Dobbs, who went in the fourth round at No. 135 overall to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jalen Reeves-Maybin draft highlights (0:45)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers QB coach Randy Fichtner breaks down Josh Dobbs: 'Super young man' who wins games in the fourth quarter

Josh Malone draft highlights (0:47)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers go QB: Tennessee's Josh Dobbs is the 135th overall pick. Big arm, athletic, lots of potential - accuracy/decision-making the knock on him. Steelers have developmental player to learn behind Ben Roethlisberger.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jalen Reeves-Maybin said his favorite football player growing up was LaDanian Tomlinson. Reeves-Maybin said he was a high school quarterback.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Steelers' picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin; 2. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC; 3. Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee; 4. James Conner, RB, Pitt.

SEC superlatives: NFL Draft Day 2 (1:49)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Third-round pick Cam Sutton is a cover corner. The Steelers want to play more man coverage in 2017, according to defensive backs coach Carnell Lake. "It's apparent to improve our defense," he said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers got their corner at No. 94 overall: Tennessee's Cameron Sutton. At 5-foot-11, Sutton will likely be a candidate to play the slot, but he has experience on the outside as a press corner, too. Sutton started every game before his senior year, when he missed half the year with a fractured ankle. Can return punts. A potential replacement for Will Gay down the road.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

With Cal QB Davis Webb off the board, the Steelers could use one of their two late-third-round picks on a quarterback before most of them are gone. They very well might eschew one entirely, but Tennessee's Josh Dobbs and Pitt's Nate Peterman are available. The team met with both players during the pre-draft process.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton wasn't lying about two things -- he said he loved the running back class in the middle rounds of this draft, and he said the Saints coveted these Day 2 picks, in general. The Saints will have a total of three third-round picks now after giving up next year's second-round pick to get RB Alvin Kamara.


Saints add a weapon in RB Alvin Kamara

Although he was never a workhorse back, Mel Kiper Jr. thinks that Tennessee's Kamara has the diverse skill set NFL teams are seeking.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints traded up to No. 67 to draft Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara. The price wasn't too high (next year's 2nd-rounder and this year's 7th-rounder to San Francisco). Their backfield is awfully crowded all of a sudden after they signed Adrian Peterson last week to pair with Mark Ingram. But Kamara is a dual threat who can catch passes, so there could be room for all three of them. Before the Saints signed Peterson, I thought he might be a second-round target for New Orleans.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have back-to-back picks to open the third round and a whole lot of options. With Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer the only quarterback taken in the second round, the Niners could find their developmental prospect for coach Kyle Shanahan if they wanted to. Some of the signal callers still available as the Niners' pick approaches: Cal's Davis Webb, Pitt's Nathan Peterman, Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs and Miami's Brad Kaaya.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The SEC had 12 players taken in the first round Thursday night -- including nine from the West division alone -- tied for the most by any conference in the common draft era. The SEC has produced the most first-round picks in six of the past seven drafts.

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