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Live Updates: 2022 NFL Draft First Round



Steelers 2022 NFL Draft

PITTSBURGH — I’m at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side, as we await the Steelers first-round pick, scheduled to take place at No. 20 overall on Thursday night.

11:45 Liberty quarterback Malik Willis wonders as he was not picked in the first round of the NFL Draft.

11:42 Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta stays that Marquise “Hollywood” Brown requested a trade after the season ended.

11:41 Georgia had five defensive players taken in the first round, which isa record for one school on the defensive side of the ball.

11:32 Both Liberty quarterback Malik Willis and Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral were in the green room, but did not get selected tonight. The Steelers were the only team who took a quarterback in the first round, with Kenny Pickett.

11:31 The Minnesota Vikings with the last pick of the night, take Georgia safety Lewis Cine at No. 32.

The Cincinnati Bengals select Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill at No. 31

11:18 The Kansas City Chiefs select Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis at pick No. 30.

11:13 The New England Patriots select Chattanooga guard Cole Strange at the No. 29 pick.

11:11 Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers knew they wanted to go with defense if wide receivers were not available.

11:07 The Green Bay Packers select Georgia defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt at No. 28.

11:05 That is nine trades in the first round so far.

11:02 The Jacksonville Jaguars take linebacker Utah Devin Lloyd with the No. 27 pick.

Devin Lloyd

10:58 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers receive picks No. 33, No. 106 and No. 180 for their No. 27 pick. Jaguars are on the clock

10:57 The Jacksonville Jaguars trade up to the No. 27 pick

10:54 The New York Jets trade their No. 35, No. 69 and No. 163 picks for the Tennessee Titans for picks No. 26 and No. 101. The Jets select Florida State edge rusher Jermaine Johnson.

10:52 The New York Jets trade up to the No. 26 pick.

10:51 The Baltimore Ravens select Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum at the No. 25 pick

C Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

10:44 The Dallas Cowboys take Tulsa offensive tackle at the No. 24 pick

10:35 Video of Franco Harris announcing the Steelers drafting Kenny Pickett

10:33 The Buffalo Bills select Florida cornerback Kaiir Elam at the No. 23 pick

10:30 The Buffalo Bills trade up in the draft. They send picks No. 25 and No. 130 for pick No. 23 of the Baltimore Ravens

10:29 Head Coach Mike Tomlin on drafting Kenny Pickett

10:28 Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on drafting Kenny Pickett

10:28 The Green Bay Packers draft Georgia linebacker Quay Walker at the No. 22 pick

10:26 Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said they did not expect Kenny Pickett to be available at the No. 20 pick

10:24 The Kansas City Chiefs take the No. 21 pick and draft Washington cornerback Trent McDuffie

10:21 The New England Patriots trade the No. 21 pick to the Kansas City Chiefs. Receive picks No. 29, No. 94 and No. 121.

10:20 Steelers officially announce the pick of Kenny Pickett

10:13 The Pittsburgh Steelers take Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett at the No. 20 pick.

Before the Steelers pick, we’ll update this file with news that seems to pertain to the Steelers as things come in.

10:09 The New Orleans Saints have taken Northern Iowa tackle Trevor Penning. The Steelers will have their pick of quarterbacks.

Trevor Penning

2/2/22 FB Reese’s Senior Bowl
Photo by Jeff Hanson

10:02 The Pittsburgh Steelers will have at least one of the top two quarterbacks on the board, as the Titans have taken Arkansas wide receiver Traylon Burks.

Traylon Burks

OXFORD, MS – OCTOBER 9: Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Treylon Burks runs during the college football game between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Arkansas Razorbacks on October 9, 2021, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS. (Photo by Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire)

10:00 The offensive lineman continue to get picked over.

17 LAC C/G Zion Johnson, Boston College

Zion Johnson

Zion Johnson 2/1/22 FB Reese’s Senior Bowl
Photo by Jeff Hanson

9:56 Another blockbuster, as the Titans have traded wide receiver A.J. Brown to the Eagles.

9:51 The runs on wide receivers and offensive linemen continue.

16 WAS WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State
15 HOU OG Kenyon Green, Texas A&M

9:48 The Baltimore Ravens have traded wide receiver Marquise Brown to the Cardinals, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

9:39 The Baltimore Ravens stop the slide of top-ranked safety Kyle Hamilton from Notre Dame, taking him off the board with the No. 14 pick.

Kyle Hamilton

Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence is face masked by Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton on a run during first quarter action at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. The Clemson Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced off in the ACC Championship game.

9:32 The third straight trade has the Philadelphia Eagles moving up to No. 13, trading with the Houston Texans to get defensive tackle Jordan Davis.

Jordan Davis

9:30 Another trade up, and another wide receiver, as the Lions moved up to grab Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams.

9:25 The second trade of the night has the Detroit Lions moving up from No. 32 to No. 12, the pick formerly held by the Minnesota Vikings.

9:22 The Saints used their trade-up pick on Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave. Still no quarterback taken through pick No. 11.

9:21 The Commanders get the 16th pick, a third- and fourth-round draft pick for No. 11 overall.

9:17  The New Orleans Saints are trading up to No. 11, the pick formerly held by the Washington Commanders. That feels like a strong potential for a quarterback.

10 NYJ WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State

9:05  The second team to make their pick with a need at quarterback has opted for an offensive lineman instead, as the Seattle Seahawks have taken Mississippi State tackle Charles Cross.

Charles Cross

OT Charles Cross, Mississippi State

9:00  Two offensive players in a row off the board.

8 ATL WR Drake London, USC
7 NYG OT Evan Neal, Alabama

8:45: The first team that seemed likely to take a quarterback has passed, as the Carolina Panthers have drafted NC State tackle Ickey Ekwonu.

Ikem Ekwonu

OT Ikem Ekwonu, NC State

8:40: Can’t wait to see who the Steelers draft? You and Pittsburgh mayor Ed Gainey are in the same boat.

8:35: All defense so far.

5 NYG DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
4 NYJ CB Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati
3 HOU CB Derek Stingley, LSU
2 DET EDGE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan


8:25: Georgia linebacker Travon Walker is the No. 1 overall pick, going to the Jacksonville Jaguars. It nearly didn’t happen, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Walker was in a car accident in Georgia on Thursday.

Also make sure to pop over Pittsburgh Sports Live now as Mike Asti, Nick Farabaugh and Karl Ludwig will break down each pick as they come in.


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