Steelers mock draft: Pittsburgh still desires QB after Pro Day visits

Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2). Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

The Pittsburgh Steelers front office has quarterbacks on their mind this offseason. Here’s what I have them doing in my latest 2022 NFL mock draft.

While it seems like we are starting to get a great grasp of who the Pittsburgh Steelers will be targeting this April, the NFL Draft always includes a few shocking selections that are sure to throw a curveball at us. Still, narrowing down Pittsburgh’s interest is relatively easy.

Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert haven’t spent weeks on a road trip as part of some elaborate smokescreen. This team is genuinely interested in selecting a quarterback in the first round this year.

As for the rest of the draft, Pittsburgh still has some big needs to fill at some important positions. Here’s what I have them doing in my latest seven-round Steelers mock draft:

Rebels . Matt Corral. 1. player. 841. . Quarterback

Steelers mock draft round 1: QB Matt Corral

While I think it’s incredibly likely that the Pittsburgh Steelers go with a quarterback at this point, narrowing down the options could still be a challenge. Since their infatuation with Malik Willis at the Senior Bowl, I would still venture a guess that the Liberty QB is the guy they want, but he might not be there, and it’s hard to say how high Colbert would be willing to trade up.

In addition, Kenny Pickett has been connected to the Steelers a ton this offseason, but I’m not convinced he is the guy that Mike Tomlin is going to want to build around, and there was a report during the season that they would take Sam Howell over Pickett if given the chance.

I have Pittsburgh going with QB Matt Corral in this mock draft. Tomlin and Colbert traveled straight from Willis’ Pro Day at Liberty all the way down to see Corral in Mississippi to have dinner with Corral on that same evening.

Everyone is pointing to Willis right now for Steelers (and I think there’s a good chance of that), but the Steelers clearly have interest in Corral and he’s looking like a player who could be available at pick 20.