The Steelers three worst value picks from the 2022 NFL Draft
By Andrew Falce
With the Steelers draft officially in the books, here are the three worst values from the group of rookies that the team added.
The Steelers had a relatively predictable draft, as they didn’t deviate much from what they normally do in any given year. While some of their picks seem like a great value, others were far more questionable. With the draft officially over, there are three picks that stand out as really bad values. Here are the three worst value picks from the Steelers 2022 draft class.
Steelers third-worst value
While saying that any day three pick is bad value is typically a stretch, it was certainly a surprise that the team invested two picks into the quarterback room. Chris Oladokun, the team’s seventh-round pick, has some fun tape to watch. That said, his potential is capped, and even spending a seventh-round pick on him seemed like a reach.
To be clear, the Oladokun move was to ensure the team got the fourth quarterback that they wanted to get for training camp. They could have tried to sign him as an undrafted free agent, but odds are he would have gotten a better deal elsewhere. That said, the team spent draft capital on someone they expect to be the fourth-best quarterback in training camp. Value-wise, that is a tough pill to swallow.
This is also coming off a year where the Steelers got some good production out of their late-round picks. Pressley Harvin was the starting punter for most of the season while Tre Norwood developed into a quality reserve defensive back. Oladokun was a puzzling pick and poor value. Unless he takes the backup position by the end of camp, it will be hard to see the value in this selection.