Pro Football Focus has unveiled their latest mock draft, and project the Pittsburgh Steelers will select their quarterback of the future in the first round.
With the 15th pick, PFF believes the Steelers will select Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett.
“A consistent knock on Kenny Pickett will be that he’s a fifth-year senior and one of the older quarterback prospects in the 2022 class, but that shouldn’t keep him from being a top-20 pick in April’s draft,” PFF’s Austin Gayle writes. “He earned a career-high 92.3 PFF grade that ranked top-five among all quarterbacks in 2021. His PFF passing grade when kept clean was also among the best in all of college football at 94.3.”
Pickett is the second quarterback off the board in PFF’s latest mock. They have the Philadelphia Eagles taking Ole Miss passer Matt Corral four picks earlier.
Pickett won ACC Player of the Year and secured a spot in New York as a Heisman finalist by passing for 4,308 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season.