The Pittsburgh Steelers made a bold, and strong, statement in the 2022 NFL Draft by selecting Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett in the first round. With the 20th pick, the Steelers took Pickett without thinking about other prospects who might have been available when it was their turn to select, but this doesn’t seem to bother Mike Tomlin or Kevin Colbert.
Without looking ahead, the Steelers did something they’ve been putting off for quite a while now. That would be having some sort of plan for life after Ben Roethlisberger. Pickett was the top quarterback taken in the draft, and while many pundits thought the pick was a reach, if the Steelers found their next franchise quarterback I doubt they care what the “experts” think about the selection.
Pickett was the first quarterback taken in the first round since the Steelers selected Ben Roethlisberger out of Miami (OH) in the 2004 NFL Draft.
With that said, be sure to check out all of our coverage on the University of Pittsburgh quarterback here in this stream, and be sure to check back so you don’t miss a thing on all of our draft coverage as the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to press on throughout Days 2 and 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft.