Kenny Pickett NFL Draft Predictions, Stats & Profile (Updated)

Kenny Pickett NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile.
Kenny Pickett NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Updated (Thursday, April 28, 10:25 p.m. ET): The Pittsburgh Steelers took Kenny Pickett at No. 20 overall, passing on the presumptive No. 1 QB, Malik Willis. Pickett should compete with Mitch Trubisky for the starting job in training camp, but you have to think the NFL-ready rookie will win out.

The 2022 NFL Draft class isn't particularly strong when it comes to quarterbacks, Pittsburgh's Kenny Pickett stands out as the most NFL-ready prospect at his position. With many teams looking for QB help in the first round, chances are Pickett won't be on the board beyond Round 1.

Here's a look at everything you need to know about Pickett ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Kenny Pickett Mock Draft 2022

ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.

ESPN: Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 20)
CBS Sports: Detroit Lions (No. 32)
Sporting News: Philadelphia Eagles (No. 15)

Kenny Pickett Draft Stock & Draft Projection

Round 1
- Philadelphia Eagles (No. 15) - 1
- Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 20) - 1
- Detroit Lions (No. 32) - 1

There isn't a consensus as to where and when Pickett will be drafted, however, each of the mock draft experts is in agreement that he'll be taken in the first round. Two of the three analysts are projecting him to be a top-20 pick.

Kenny Pickett NFL Draft Odds

NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Pickett as having +175 odds to be a top-10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, with +1600 odds to go in the top 5. His over/under is set at pick 12.5, with -148 odds on the over. Each of the above mocks has him going later than that and hitting the over.

The Carolina Panthers are viewed as the most likely landing spot for Pickett at +175, while the New Orleans Saints have the second-best odds (+200).

Kenny Pickett Stats

2021: Pittsburgh Panthers
- 334 completions on 497 attempts, 4,319 passing yards, 42 touchdowns to 7 interceptions in 13 games played
2020: Pittsburgh Panthers
- 203 completions on 332 attempts, 2,408 passing yards, 13 touchdowns to 9 interceptions in 9 games played
2019: Pittsburgh Panthers
- 289 completions on 469 attempts, 3,098 passing yards, 13 touchdowns to 9 interceptions in 12 games played
2018: Pittsburgh Panthers
- 180 completions on 310 attempts, 1,969 passing yards, 12 touchdowns to 6 interceptions in 14 games played
2017: Pittsburgh Panthers
-39 completions on 66 attempts, 509 passing yards, 1 touchdown to 1 interception in 4 games played

Without a shadow of a doubt, Pickett's best college season occurred in 2021. After finishing with career-highs across the board, the 23-year-old QB finished with several accolades, highlighted by the following:

  • ACC Player of the Year
  • First-team All-ACC
  • First-team All-American
  • 2021 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (top upperclassman QB in the United States)

Kenny Pickett Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash

All height, weight and workout information is from
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 217lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.73

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