As the 2022 NFL Draft quickly approaches, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one team that a lot of experts and fans have their eyes on. After all, Ben Roethlisberger's retirement has led many to assume that the Steelers could target a quarterback with the No. 20 pick.
Any Steelers fans hoping that their team targets a signal-caller will absolutely love ESPN's Todd McShay's latest 2022 NFL mock draft. McShay currently has Pittsburgh selecting Liberty Flames QB Malik Willis with the 20th overall pick.
Steelers Mock Draft
The Steelers potentially drafting Willis wouldn't come as much of a surprise to many people. After all, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has made it clear that he likes what the young gunslinger brings to the table.
Willis showed glimpses of what he could do both through the air and on the ground in two seasons at Liberty. Although he recorded 377 completions for 5,107 yards and 47 touchdowns to 18 interceptions in 23 games, he also had 338 carries for 1,822 rushing yards and another 27 TDs.
Many experts have said that Willis needs time to develop before he's NFL-ready, which works for the Steelers considering how they have Mitchell Trubisky to act as a stop-gap.
Playing for Pittsburgh also gives Willis access to promising offensive weapons such as Diontae Johnson, Najee Harris and Pat Freiermuth. Assuming the 22-year-old QB reaches his potential, the Steelers could be set for the foreseeable future with a dynamic offensive core.
Fans won't have to wait long to see who the Steelers wind up taking at No. 20. The 2022 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 28 from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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