The Pittsburgh Steelers They shocked many in their fan base, and across the NFL scene, when they selected University of Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett with the 20th overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.
With the draft still going, with several deals happening on the way to picking the No. 20, the Steelers stayed put and wanted to see what would happen with the quarterbacks on the board.
Of course, everyone knew what prospects could be the best choice for the Steelers. Owner Willis, Desmond Ryder, and Kenny Beckett were some of the biggest names noticed, but most assumed Willis would be the pick if he and Beckett were available.
When the board unfolded, all the quarterbacks were available when it was the Steelers’ turn to pick.
It was this tweet and video, by Johnny McGonigal, that led her hand before the selection was announced that Beckett was the Steelers’ pick. See the video below.
The celebration continued with horrible towels and chants of “He’s staying home!” , apparently talking about Beckett returning to Pittsburgh where he spent five years in college.
Finally, advertising on TV wearing black and gold Pickett for the first time in his young career.
Will Beckett turn out to be the next quarterback from the Steelers series? That’s not clear yet, but the one thing that won’t change is the massive pressure on Beckett’s shoulders as he transitions from Pete to the pro ranks.
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