3rd Round: Mike Tomlin’s First ‘Huh?’

With the 77th pick, Pittsburgh took Matt Spaeth, TE from the University of Minnesota.

After the first 2 rounds, it seemed like Tomlin’s first draft was going well. This pick, however, made me scratch my head. For a team that under-utilizes stud TE Heath Miller, using a 3rd round pick on another TE is a bit confusing. Pittsburgh talked about using four wideout sets this year, so maybe a three tight end formation is the next logical step.

Now some positives about Spaeth. He had 109 career receptions at Minnesota, including 12 career touchdowns. Pretty nice numbers for a TE.

Somewhere, Heath Miller weeps silently…

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