3 reasons QB Kenny Pickett is not a great option for the Steelers
By Tommy Jaggi
Kenny Pickett is already maxed out
I don’t say this very often about players going college to the NFL, but I really believe that Kenny Pickett is more or less “maxed out.” In other words, I think the player that he is right now is the player he is going to be in the future.
Though some would argue that this might be a good thing (because they think he’s already good), I think his upside at the next level is rather limited. Pickett already wins in ways that a seasoned veteran would. He goes through his progressions, makes good decisions with the football, and possesses good accuracy.
These are all great things. However, I think it’s further proof that there’s not as much room to grow and improve as some of the other quarterbacks in this class. Where he won’t be able to get much better is in his throw power and velocity, as Pickett has a very average arm by NFL standards.
When you enter your first training camp as a 24-year-old, you are already a full-grown man. Pickett would already be older than Steelers who have played multiple years like Devin Bush and Chase Claypool. Perhaps Pickett will surprise me, but I view him as a limited-upside prospect who might never be good enough to get his team over the hump.