Steelers trade up to get their new QB in this latest 2022 NFL mock draft

Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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The NFL draft is just around the corner as these team will try their best to secure good prospects for their clubs. 

The Steelers head into this mock draft with many different holes to fill. It seems like they will be more active than normal during the free agency process than they normally are. Those free agency signings will also help define what the club will prioritize when the draft comes around.

They seem to want a quarterback badly and they could add one in free agency and potentially in the draft. Taking one in that event will cost a pretty penny to move up and select one of substance. The Steelers have some options still, even after the crazy day of news that recently occurred in the league.

The NFL world was rocked after some big quarterback news occurred. Aaron Rodgers signed a mega-deal to stay with the Packers. Even more surprising news came out of Denver. Russell Wilson was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos for a major haul of draft picks and players. It was something that doesn’t happen often in the NFL but now the Seahawks hold the ninth overall pick.

Many have speculated that Seattle could be interested in one of these top quarterbacks, but they will still need to fight for one even though they hold the ninth selection. This mock draft was able to see some of that quarterback craziness play out. Teams had to move up to select a player that they liked and refused to stand pat. It is going to be interesting how some clubs view this class as they are not the best crop of signal-callers when compared to other classes coming out recently.

Some teams still made some moves around the first round to get some more draft capital while others stood pat and trusted their process. Many teams need a franchise quarterback but most of them will need to settle for taking a safer option and push that need down the line. This will be a fun draft and trades will happen. It is just unknown which clubs will be the most aggressive in moving up and other teams that are willing to move back.