Panthers Draft 2022: OT secured in full 32-team first round mock draft

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KENNY PICKETT. 20. player. 55. . QB. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers select Kenny Pickett

  • Quarterback | Pittsburgh

Ben Roethlisberger’s expected retirement means a new era dawns for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They did sign Mitchell Trubisky to a one-year deal, but rumors are circulating about Mike Tomlin reportedly looking at drafting a quarterback for a better solution long term.

Kenny Pickett thrived in 2021 pretty close to the Steelers’ base. Much has been made about his upside, but there should be a productive NFL career for the player providing he gets a little time to further refine his craft.

player. 47. . LB. New England Patriots. NAKOBE DEAN. 21

New England Patriots select Nakobe Dean

  • Linebacker | Georgia

The New England Patriots opted not to bring back Dont’a Hightower after a glittering stint with the organization in free agency. Bill Belichick could take this opportunity to find his successor and Nakobe Dean looks tailormade for the “Patriot Way” based on his production and overall demeanor.

Many have compared Dean to former Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly thanks to his sideline-to-sideline presence and ability to command from the second level. Traits that Belichick and the Patriots have always valued highly.

Green Bay Packers. TREYLON BURKS. 22. player. 49. . WR

Green Bay Packers select Treylon Burks

  • Wide Receiver | Arkansas

With Davante Adams now with the Las Vegas Raiders, it’s absolutely essential that the Green Bay Packers finally provide quarterback Aaron Rodgers with an elite weapon early in the draft. A proposition they have shunned more often than not in recent years.

Treylon Burks is a physical specimen that can make plays at will. Having the NFL MVP to catch passes from might even make the Arkansas product an Offensive Rookie of the Year frontrunner, too.