One player that Steelers and their rivals need from NFL Draft
By Austin Lloyd
Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB (Pittsburgh)
Pitt Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett has been one of many QBs pitched as answers to the question of who should succeed Steelers legend Ben Roethlisberger. And while Liberty quarterback Malik Willis has been seen as the prime candidate, Pickett might still be the best one.
When looking at Pickett, I see a man who is two inches taller than Willis, has a better arm than Willis, has played bigger/better competition than Willis, and has more overall NFL readiness than Willis.
All of that goes without mentioning that Pickett is a local talent, declaring for the draft out of the University of Pittsburgh. The Steelers are not beyond picking up some of the local boys, with some examples being tight ends Pat Freiermuth and Jesse James (both from Penn State) and running back James Conner (Pitt).
The goal here is not to hate on Malik Willis to any degree. Rather, the goal is to address the best-possible fit for the Steelers, and that title appears to fall on Kenny Pickett for a multitude of reasons. And all minimizing the moving distance would do is make the idea even more appealing to Pickett himself, and there is certainly no harm in that.