5 mistakes Steelers can’t afford to make in 2022 NFL Draft
Don’t believe that this team is a Super Bowl contenders
The biggest hurdle to reality is noticing where you realistically are at the time. There is very little chance that this team has any hope of competing for a Super Bowl in 2022. They still have good players, but there are too many uncertainties to honestly believe they have a shot right now.
The Steelers are a storied franchise that are coming off many decades of success. Rebuilding is not a pretty thing, and the club wants to stay away from that word. It will take some time before the franchise can move forward and get back to the playoffs and truly field a great team.
All it takes to turn things around is a great quarterback and some decent supporting cast options, the Cincinnati Bengals are a perfect example of that. This team is not there, they don’t have a Joe Burrow to choose from in this draft class. Malik Willis has tremendous upside, but that will take time to develop before it shows up on Sundays.
Realizing their situation of being in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL and getting another grueling schedule needs to be on the mind of Pittsburgh. They cannot afford to think they are a quarterback away and believe one of these options are that guy to take them to the next level. Most of these prospects will need time to develop and learn the game before they have a chance to positively impact the game.
The Steelers can become a contending team soon if they play their cards right. it could take a couple seasons, but they need to avoid these mistakes to get back on track.