Instant Impact Player
The ACC's all-time rusher, he could have left Clemson a season ago but decided to return. Etienne plays with great burst and contact balance and is an excellent pass catcher. His skill set is that of the new age NFL RB's (Kamara, CMC, Barkley). Where he needs improvement is as a pass blocker and with fumbles. The positives for Etienne outweigh the negatives.
Other Considerations If Available:
Best Available OL or Best Available RB
The Steelers really need to upgrade at QB. But as it stands, they might be rolling with Big Ben and Dwayne Haskins in 2021. If the Steelers decide to part with Big Ben, they may have to settle with Haskins and Mason Rudolph. The Steelers have a lot of other pressing needs, including at the RB position. The Steelers have needs on their OL and could be losing EDGE Bud Dupree, LB Avery Williamson, CB Cameron Sutton, and CB Mike Hilton. They have very little cap room to work with even if they restructure Big Ben and Maurkice Pouncey retires. If a Mac Jones falls to them, they may jump on that opportunity; otherwise, we project it's going to be OL, or RB.