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Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Draft Odds: New Quarterback Needed

Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Draft Odds: New Quarterback Needed

The post-Ben Roethlisberger era in Pittsburgh will finally begin in 2022 as the Steelers look for their next franchise quarterback. They signed Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year deal this offseason, but he certainly won't prevent them from selecting a quarterback early in Round 1 if the right one is available.

Is there a chance the Steelers don’t take a quarterback this year? Could they look to add a receiver or a cornerback instead? The Steelers are available around +6500 to win Super Bowl 57 on NFL futures markets and that's mainly because of QB uncertainty.

Take a look at who the Steelers are most likely to pick at No. 20 overall, with odds courtesy of Adam Thompson, our NFL oddsmaker at Bookies.com:

Pittsburgh Steelers 1st Round Pick Odds (No. 20)

PlayerCollegeOdds
Malik Wills, QBLiberty+350
Kenny Pickett, QBPittsburgh+450
Desmond Ridder, QBCincinnati+450
Matt Corral, QBOle Miss+500
Sam Howell, QBNorth Carolina+500
Jordan Davis, DLGeorgia+650
The FieldN/A+450

Odds are projected and do not reflect any odds that may be available at legal betting sites or betting apps.

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Who Will The Steelers Take In The NFL Draft?

With less than a month to go until the 2022 NFL Draft, it feels very likely that the Steelers will pick a quarterback in Round 1. Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert have attended the pro days of all of the top quarterbacks and the only question that remains is if they will trade up for their favorite passer.

Tomlin has made it clear that a mobile quarterback is a must for the Steelers, so that’s why Sam Howell (North Carolina) makes a ton of sense. Howell ran for 828 yards and 11 touchdowns in 12 games last season and he possesses the arm strength needed to cut through the wind of Pittsburgh. He doesn't have great size and takes too many sacks, but he's likely to be available at No. 20 should the Steelers decide to stay put.

Matt Corral (Ole Miss) is another quarterback that should be available to Pittsburgh at No. 20. While he isn't quite as dynamic a runner as Howell, he has a quicker release and might be a better fit in Matt Canada's offense. Corral could use some development in terms of reading defenses, but his arm talent and mobility should appeal to Pittsburgh.


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But if the Steelers move up in this class, expect it to be for Malik Willis (Liberty). The Steelers have done an extensive amount of research on Willis and he possesses the rare athleticism and arm strength needed to be a franchise quarterback at the position. They likely would sit him behind Trubisky for a season before putting him into the starting lineup. But he has all the traits to be an elite-level quarterback in time in the NFL.

If the Steelers decide against taking a quarterback in Round 1, betting on the field (+475) isn’t a bad option. Pittsburgh still needs help in the secondary and could target one of the top cornerback prospects in the class.

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Complete List of Steelers 2022 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 (Pick 20)
  • Round 2 (Pick 52)
  • Round 3 (Pick 84)
  • Round 4 (Pick 138)
  • Round 6 (Pick 209 from KC)
  • Round 7 (Pick 225 from NYJ)
  • Round 7 (Pick 241)
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About the Author

Marcus Mosher for Bookies.com
Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL for Bookies.com. The managing editor of The Raiders Wire is also a contributor to The Athletic DFW, Pro Football Weekly and FanSided.