When it comes to the NFL Draft, all the experience in the world can’t overcome the fact that projecting these young men into the NFL is a guessing game. NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah has released his first draft 2022 simulation and when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, it’s highly debatable whether the pick is a hit or a miss.
Jeremiah asks the Steelers to select Mississippi State offensive tackle Charles Cross with the 20th overall pick. A perfectly logical choice. With Dan Moore seemingly stuck at left tackle, Cross would be a great option to supplant Chuks Okorafor on the right side. Cross is a great athlete for the position and excels at pass protection.
If we scroll down just five picks, we see the Cincinnati Bengals select Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum. Have you seen those viral videos where fans destroy their TVs when things go wrong in a game? It would be me if the Steelers had a chance to sign a generational talent at center only to see him fall to a division rival.
The Steelers need a center. It’s clear that Kendrick Green’s future is at guard where he can dominate. But with Trai Turner unlikely to return, a guard tandem of Green and Kevin Dotson with Linderbaum at center is the best thing that can happen to running back Najee Harris.
Accept? To disagree? Let us know in the comments below, which direction you would go for the Steelers in this scenario.