Steelers 2022 NFL Draft: Final first-round mock draft with trades
1.21, New England Patriots: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Chris Olave fell to the Patriots who do have a history of struggling to evaluate the position. They finally make a non-risky move at receiver and get the best route-runner in this receiving class. He was explosive at Ohio State and will help make that offense more dynamic with Mac Jones and company.
1.22, Green Bay Packers: Lewis Cine, S, Georgia
Everyone is expecting the Packers to pick at least one receiver in the first round, but that will have to wait. Their secondary still needs improvement that will help upgrade the defense. They get a physical and very athletic safety to help roam the secondary and settle down their pass defense for years to come.
1.23, Arizona Cardinals: Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia
Devonte Wyatt is dropping in this draft after he was gaining some steam in many circles. Apparently, there might be some character issues that could plummet his draft stock entirely before draft day.
This should be around the area he goes to if a club feels comfortable enough to select him in round one. The Steelers have been heavily connected to this defensive tackle.
1.24, Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia
Jordan Davis would be the surprise drop of the night if he fell the entire way to pick 24. He is mostly just a nose tackle and that could sink his draft stock a lot and could make him wait a while on the first day of the event. Davis is another player that the Steelers have shown a ton of interest in throughout the pre-draft process.