Steelers 2022 mock draft emphasizes offensive needs

Christian Watson #WO35 of North Dakota State. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Christian Watson #WO35 of North Dakota State. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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Final thoughts on Steelers mock draft

Why didn’t I take any of the other quarterbacks? Simply because I think Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph are better. I see Kenny Pickett as a second-round talent who’s already close to his ceiling. Matt Corral, Desmond Ridder, Sam Howell, and Carson Strong are third and fourth-round talents.

If Jack Coan or Cole Kelley go undrafted I’d like the Steelers to make a hard bid to sign them but if the Steelers add a QB to the roster I’d prefer it be a veteran like Ryan Fitzpatrick. Don’t groan, Fitzpatrick would be a great presence in the QB room and a nice fallback option should both Trubisky and Rudolph fail. He always plays a highly competitive game even with a sub-par supporting cast.

I’m not a believer in the scattergun approach to finding Ben’s successor. You need to do your evaluations and then get your guy when the time is right, not just go through QB after QB hoping someone sticks.

That’s what happened between Terry and Ben as the Steelers spent 20 years going through 13 QBs. That’s why I would’ve preferred trading a 3rd Rd pick for Matt Ryan over signing Mitch Trubisky. Ryan would’ve given the Steelers a solid bridge starter and allowed them time to find the right guy.

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Well, that’s it. The NFL Draft is always full of surprises and I’m sure this year will be no exception. What do you think of this mock draft? Do think it addresses the most important needs? What prospects do you think the Steelers should draft? Let us know in the comments!

Go Stillers!