3 Steelers rookies who could really open eyes during the preseason
In every Steelers training camp and preseason, some rookies flop, and others rise to the top; sometimes, it’s obvious; other times it’s a surprise.
Do not expect 2022 to be any other different. Look at the Steelers number one draft pick Kenny Pickett; just the other day, NFL cornerback Richard Sherman claimed Pickett’s hands are too small, and the fact that he has to wear gloves makes him a liability. Others think it’s a non-issue, such as two opinions that count the most, Mike Tomlin’s and Kevin Colbert’s. Nonetheless, Kenny Pickett will answer this question when he finally takes the field.
The Steelers added two wide receivers in the 2nd and 4th rounds. They had to address the issue because they lost three wide receivers in the offseason. Still, it was somewhat surprising that they drafted two.
However, of the two, George Pickens or Calvin Austin, will they both shine, or will one be ho-hum. Steelers history would indicate the Steelers generally have bad luck with first and second-round wide receivers, ie: Pickett but have great luck with wide receivers taken in the 3rd or 4th rounds ie: Austin.
The Steelers have 17 rookies on their roster right now. Several will make the team a few will not. However, of the 17 rookies, who are the ones that will rise to the top and surprise fans and analysts by showing they deserve a spot on the final 53-man roster when the 2022 season starts?
We may have to wait until training camp but here are the three rookies that could make the biggest splash in the pre-season