Early winners and losers from Steelers training camp practices
Steelers loser #3
While it is still extremely early in the process, Kenny Pickett has not looked good thus far in camp. While a rookie quarterback struggling isn’t surprising, there was hope Pickett would be a different case. The Steelers took him despite his upside not being as high as others because he was perceived as pro-ready. To this point, he hasn’t looked the part.
There hasn’t been a lot of good to come out about Pickett so far. His accuracy, one of his calling cards as a prospect, has been average at best. His pocket presence has been bad, and his decision-making has been worse. While no quarterback in the room is lighting it up, Pickett has looked like the clear worst prospect so far.
While the first few practices will in no way determine his career as a pro, it hasn’t been a strong start for the Steelers new investment. Ideally, he will find his footing and get back on track. That said, it seems like Pickett may need more time than many expected him to need. Don’t be surprised to see him on the bench early this season.