5 mistakes Steelers can’t afford to make in 2022 NFL Draft

Malik Willis #7 of the Liberty Flames. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Malik Willis #7 of the Liberty Flames. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Don’t get desperate to draft a specific player

Quarterback is the major focus heading into the draft, and many believe that the franchise is falling in love with certain prospects. The issue isn’t having an affinity with those prospects, it’s finding any way possible to get that player. Desperation creates one of the toughest things in sports and the want to get back into relevance is a tricky area to navigate.

The Steelers are reportedly focused on Malik Willis, despite him being projected to go in the top ten. There are many different teams that seem enthralled with the product coming out of Liberty. It would take a hefty price to jump up into the top ten for this club and it can’t happen.

Trades and different prices to move up in the draft are all over the place and it varies on price points. It all depends on who you are negotiating with and what kind of players they are targeting. The only way a trade-up makes sense is if it works for both sides.

Pittsburgh cannot afford to get desperate enough to pay those hefty prices for options that might not turn this team around. They have been struggling in different areas and they need to focus on the entire roster and not put blinders on. This franchise has stuck to certain guidelines for many years, and it will be the smart move to stay the course.