3 takeaways from the Steelers bold 2022 draft choices
The Steelers 2022 draft is now officially in the books following several months of numerous mock drafts and analysts’ predictions as to who would go where.
There are several things to like about this year’s draft and perhaps several things to dislike. Much of it depends on which side of the fence you are on. Many debated the merits of the Steelers selecting a quarterback this year. Not everyone agreed.
Some felt they should only take a quarterback if they don’t trade up, others felt the Steelers should ignore the position altogether, and of course, some had ridden the Kenny Pickett bandwagon straight through to draft day. So there are some happy and sad fans and a few that probably have a few colorful adjectives they would use to describe the Steelers draft this year.
Of course, surprisingly, they added 2nd quarterback. A move that perhaps may have ruffled a few feathers as well. The Steelers added not only one but two receivers, one in the second and one in the 4th. Perhaps some fans liked that move, adding a few offensive weapons.
Then the Steelers surprised everyone by taking Connor Heyward, Cam Heyward’s little brother. The move is intriguing in that the Steelers now have four sets of brothers on the team along with T.J and Derek Watt, Terrell and Trey Edmunds, and Carlos and Khalil Davis.
However, the Steelers did miss the opportunity to draft Quentin Lake, former Steelers safety Carnell Lake’s son. Aside from that, other noticeable position omissions in the draft were an offensive lineman, safety, or cornerback.
We will see how it works out this season, like it or hate it. However, here are three takeaways from the Steelers draft.