Steelers mock draft: Pittsburgh finds Roethlisberger’s successor and OL help
The 2021 Pittsburgh Steelers have been disappointing all around the board. Here is my Steelers mock draft for their first three rounds in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have traded away their 4th round, 5th round, and 6th round picks in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. This makes their first three picks even more important. Here is my first three-round mock draft for the Pittsburgh Steelers:
Steelers 1st-round pick: QB Matt Corral, Ole Miss
In my previous article, I mentioned two quarterbacks I thought should be on the Steelers radar. The two quarterbacks mentioned were Malik Willis and Spencer Rattler. Those two quarterbacks will most likely be mid to late 1st round choices.
Corral, however, will most likely be a top 5-10 pick. The way the Steelers are playing, I think they have a chance to actually draft that high next year. With their first-round pick, the Steelers select QB, Matt Corral.
Matt Corral is turning heads this year and rightfully so. The 6’1” 198 lbs quarterback has been one of the best at his position in the early 2021 college season. In 4 games, he has completed 87 of his 125 passes which gives him a current 69.6 completion percentage. He currently has 10 touchdowns passes to 0 interceptions.
Clearly, he is making better decisions so far this year compared to 2020. Last year he did complete 70.9 percent of his passes but threw for 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. If he can continue to make the right reads and keep the interceptions low, his stock will continue to rise.
He does have some mobility as well. In 2020, he rushed 112 times for 506 yards and 4 touchdowns. In 2021, he has rushed 33 times for 158 yards and 5 touchdowns. This has him currently at 4.8 yards a carry. He is the type of quarterback the Steelers need to be successful next year.