Steelers take quarterback in this 1st round 2022 NFL mock draft

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman “Mean” Joe Greene (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman “Mean” Joe Greene (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

It’s that time of year when mock drafts inundate fans NFL fans. However, everyone wants to know whom their team selects, especially Steelers fans.   

The 2022 NFL draft is a crucial draft year for the Steelers. They are trying to replace Big Ben and have a plethora of other needs to address as well. There is no shortage of opinions on whom the Steelers should select with their first-round pick. A quarterback selection might be contentious; some would like to see an offensive lineman, others one of this year’s pass rushers.

Ask 100 people, and you might easily get 30 different suggestions. On top of fan suggestions, we know or at least can deduce the players on the Steelers shortlist. Outside of quarterbacks, they may be targeting a wide receiver, cornerback, defensive lineman, linebacker, or most likely a safety if their quarterback choice is not available.

Of course, whomever they select will largely determine whom the other teams select ahead of them. We know two or three teams might be in the quarterback market; there will be a rush on defensive players early in this year’s draft.

Unlike last year there is no lock on who the first selection will be. It could be Hutchinson, or just as certainly Evan Neal or Travon Walker. The order in which players fall off the board will undoubtedly influence the later selections. Then say if a player like Neal happens to fall to number six, does Carolina then draft a quarterback or take Neal to bolster their offensive line. Then last-minute trades can shake things out more.

In any event, let’s take a look at a first-round mock draft to see how it plays out and who the Steelers draft