Player superlatives for the Steelers 2022 NFL Draft picks
By Andrew Falce
Steelers safest pick
While I am not overly high on the Steelers selection of Kenny Pickett in the first round, I couldn’t put him on the bust potential due to my disdain for the prospect. While I don’t see a high ceiling for Pickett, he has a pretty high floor overall. He was the safest quarterback prospect in this class, and thus he is easily the safest bet for the Steelers.
Pickett can progress through reads and has good touch on his passes. Add in his decent mobility and his play in a pro-style offense and Pickett will likely be the starter sooner than later. That said, his arm strength and pocket presence need some work. That said, he could start week one this season due to his level of pro readiness.
Though the ceiling is a top-10ish quarterback who needs a good team around him to succeed, his floor seems to be like a Teddy Bridgewater. I don’t see the bust potential most of the other quarterbacks had even if his ceiling isn’t that immense.
Pickett has the lowest bust potential out of anyone in this class even if his chances of becoming a top quarterback aren’t great.