Ben Roethlisberger was upset when the Steelers did not draft a receiver in the first round

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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger knows that he is coming down the home stretch in his career. At 34 years old, Roethlisberger has two years left on his contract then he becomes a free agent. So with that in mind, you know Roethlisberger would want the organization to bring in players to help him.


Back in January, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that the organization needs to put players around Roethlisberger so he can excel. Well when the Steelers passed on a WR during the first round of the draft, Roethlisberger says that initially he was upset.

“I got caught up in doing what I always say not to do, and that’s listen to the media,” Roethlisberger said. “(The Steelers) obviously have their agenda, the things they want, and they got two guys that they felt can help this team” in running back-receiver Dri Archer (third round) and receiver Martavis Bryant (fourth round).

You still get the vibe that Big Ben wanted more than just two skill guys. For an organization that makes defense its first priority, I think Ben should be happy with what he got.

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