08 Apr 2005
The Matt Jones bandwagon is gaining momentum as the NFL draft approaches. In early February, Jones was considered a 3rd or 4th round project at WR because he was a QB in college. A couple of eye-popping performances at the Senior Bowl and the combine changed some minds and for the first time this spring, Jones has cracked the first round of Fox Sports' mock draft (previously, they had the Steelers taking CB Marlin Jackson or TE Heath Miller).
I know people are sometimes wary of the "great combine performance" guys, but the Steelers have a history of turning former QBs like Jones into productive players, so it might not be such a gamble, even in the first round. (bugmenot/registration required)
Ben Roethlisberger's ability to perform under a heavy pass rush remains critical to Pittsburgh's offensive success.