2022 NFL mock draft: Steelers find OL help after a run on quarterbacks

Offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum #65 of the Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
Offensive lineman Tyler Linderbaum #65 of the Iowa Hawkeyes. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images) /
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Kayvon Thibodeaux #5 of the Oregon Ducks rushes. (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images) /

The Steelers were able to get a great value pick in this mock draft while other teams were able to address some needs. 

The 2022 NFL draft is starting to creep up for the fans that no longer have their teams in contention. The playoffs are getting down to the wire as the Super Bowl rounds the corner. The Steelers and the other 32 teams have been hard at work identifying which players they like coming out of this draft class.

There will be the usual riser and fallers in this class that will outdate this mock draft as time goes by. This mock draft does include some trades besides the ones that already occurred before this article was even posted. There will probably be more trades on the actual day of the first round as the team gets more desperate as the clock clicks down.

This draft is packed full of high-tier prospects that could help elevate any club looking for improvement. The offensive line and wide receivers took noticeable jumps with the number of selections in the first round compared to previous years. Many teams are looking for impact players at those spots.

The 2022 class is headlined by some top-end players that will become known names as the event gets closer. Evan Neal, Aidan Hutchinson, Kayvon Thibodeaux, and others are some of the biggest names. Other playmakers could jump into the top five conversations based on how their pre-draft process goes.

It is going to be an interesting time as teams look to scourer the free agent and trade options before the Steelers and other 31 teams’ needs are fully cemented in stone. There is still a lot of work to do before any team starts closing in on certain players they wish to target.