Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett could to go to the Pittsburgh Steelers at the No. 20 pick in the First Round of the NFL Draft, according to Anthony Treash of PFF.
Pickett is the third quarterback on Treash’s list of the top five quarterbacks in this draft class and their most likely landing spot. He has Liberty’s Malik Willis going to the Seattle Seahawks at the No. 9 pick and, surprisingly, Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder at No. 18 to the New Orleans Saints.
Pickett played the best collegiate season of his career last year, throwing for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. His performance throughout the season lead Pitt to their first ever ACC Championship and an appearance in the Peach Bowl. He also won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and earned a spot as a Heisman finalist in New York City for his efforts last season.
Pickett has indicated that getting drafted by the Steelers, would be “a dream.” He has spent years watching the Steelers practice as they and Pitt share the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side of Pittsburgh.
To round out the top five quarterbacks, Treash predicted North Carolina’s Sam Howell to go to the Indianapolis Colts at the No. 42 pick and Ole Miss’s Matt Corral to the Atlanta Falcons at the No. 43 pick.