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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David Ojabo #55 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after recording a sack. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Don’t stray away from drafting the best player available

Drafting the best player available has been a mantra that the Steelers have followed for many years. That seems to be changing over time as the club seems to be targeting some needs in recent drafts. The club wanted to go all in and getting aggressive seemed to be the right choice at that time.

Bad teams only get better if they get the best talent that is dropped to them. That is normally what the franchise has done and that has led to lots of success. Getting desperate and just filling a roster spot on your team has not done well for the more inconsistent teams in the NFL.

Going after the best player available might be the best option for the Steelers in the first round. Overreaching for a quarterback or another position of need will not be the best thought process. Going into the event and providing quality players to a team that has not been a top contender over the last couple of seasons needs to be a focus.

There will be good players at pick 20, especially if there are clubs that get desperate and move up for a quarterback. Pittsburgh needs to see who falls to them and take it from there. Going into the draft and just waiting to take the top quarterback left on the board is something that cannot happen unless you truly believe that player is a franchise-altering talent.