Steelers 2022 NFL 7-round mock drafts decided by a computer simulation
Round 2 picks
Simulation 1: 2.52, Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
Bernhard Raimann is a prospect that evaluators either love or want to stay far away from. He is a moldable prospect that will take time to develop. He has a high ceiling, but the Steelers would need to bank on that development with this high of a selection.
Simulation 2: 2.52, Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor
Jalen Pitre at this point of the draft is good value. He has played all over the secondary for the Baylor Bears in college and that would be a nice addition to this retooling secondary. The Steelers haven’t shown much interest in him during the pre-draft process though.
Simulation 3: 2.52, Tyler Linderbaum, OC, Iowa
Getting Tyler Linderbaum in the second round would be a tremendous value. It is amazing that he fell to this point in the simulation. There isn’t an immediate need for a center but having him land in the second round is a steal.
Simulation 4: 2.40, Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
Jaquan Brisker would be a good value here and that would also mean that Edmunds would not be returning. Brisker could fill those shoes immediately and we know the Steelers sent a lot of their personnel to Penn State’s pro day.
2.41, Carson Strong, QB, Nevada
Carson Strong was the only notable quarterback left to take. This seems like a little bit of a reach as many expect him to go in the third to fourth round. He has a great arm, but his lack of mobility seems to be a conflict in the Matt Canada offense.
2.52, Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
Jahan Dotson fell to the Steelers original second-round pick and that is good value. Some have this receiver not making it out of the first round in some mock drafts. This caps off a decent second round in this simulation.