Steelers mock draft: Pittsburgh finds their QB in full 2022 first-round mock
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers mock draft:
The Buffalo Bills don’t have a lot of glaring needs, and they were just 13 seconds away from being in the AFC Championship game last year. They could offer even more help to their offense (possibly along the interior offensive line) but I have them going with one of the best remaining players on the board in Utah LB Devin Loyd. Tremaine Edmunds hasn’t quite been the player Buffalo hoped for. Though he will be playing on the fifth-year option this season, his future beyond 2022 is uncertain. Lloyd could immediately insert himself into the linebacker rotation with Edmunds and Matt Milano before being paired with Milano full-time in 2023.
I have mixed feelings about Bernhard Raimann. The Austrian-born football player has only played offensive tackle for a few years and has pretty good tape. However, his performance at the Senior Bowl has me a bit worried. Still, winding up with the Titans to become their right tackle is an excellent fit. Raimann has short arms, but great foot quickness to make up for it. He’s not a perfect prospect, but I think Tennessee could really like him at this spot.
Tyler Linderbaum is a name that has been talked about for a few years now as one of the best center prospects to come out in a long time. However, I have him falling to the 27th overall pick in my post-Combine NFL mock draft. Linderbaum did no testing at the NFL Combine, and he came in small (6’2”, 296 pounds). However, his arm length (31 /1’8”) is perhaps most concerning as he has some of the shortest arms on record for an NFL offensive lineman. Linderbaum is still a terrific football player, but centers just don’t get drafted very high, to begin with. The Buccaneers take advantage and find a great replacement for Pro Bowler Ryan Jensen.
Kenyon Green has dipped a bit on my draft board. While I love the fact that he has played all across the offensive line, was a starter in the SEC, and is just 20 years old, Green hurt his stock a bit at the Combine — testing as a very average athlete. He also looked sloppy in drills and he doesn’t carry his weight very well. Still, Green has some impressive tape, and he has the makings to be a long-time starting offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers.