November 28, 2022

The Pittsburgh Steelers were the only franchise to select a quarterback in the first two rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. The rookie signal caller, Kenny Pickett has certainly shown some growing pains as he is currently second in the league with eight interceptions thrown without officially starting a game until Week 5.

Focus on professional footballSam Monson came out with his most recent ranking of 2022 first-round rookies and mike tomlin The quarterback barely made the top ten. Pickett is currently 1-3 in games he has started and absolutely has some pressure on himself for the rest of the year to prove he is the right selection for Pittsburgh.

It’s literally a joke that a gamer likes Trevor Penningan offensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints, is ranked higher than Pickett while Penning hasn’t recorded a break at the pro level due to injury in the preseason. According to Monson, the rookie of the University of Pittsburgh turned the ball over too many times and that’s why he’s not considered one of the best first-round signings so far.

“Pickett and the Steelers were goodbye. Pickett’s play has been disappointing so far due to turnovers, but his play between those has been largely solid. He must limit these expensive games in the future,” Monson wrote.

It’s pretty ridiculous that a player who didn’t enter the field as an active player on Sunday would end up being ranked above a quarterback who joins one of the worst offenses in the league. It doesn’t end there, however. Tennessee Titans wide receiver, Treylon Burk only played the first four games for the team, but is labeled as the 18th-best player who was drafted into the top 32. Even Washington Commanders‘ rookie pass catcher, Jahan Dotson is ranked above Pickett at 16 even though he hasn’t been active since Week 4.

Monson states at the start of his rankings that every first-round recruit will be graded on how well they play and correlate performance with the competition they face. Can someone explain why someone like jameson williams with the Detroit Lions is 12th best when he hasn’t even played an NFL snap?

Make no mistake, Pickett hasn’t made the elite, but a rookie quarterback has never won the Super Bowl. Placing the Pitt alum down the list seems like a slap in the face.

The Pickett rookie started just four games and had 112/165 passing attempts with 962 passing yards and two thrown touchdowns. He certainly didn’t live up to Pittsburgh’s expectations, but that’s because the only drafted rookie quarterback to lead the offense since 2004 was future Hall of Famer, Ben Roethlisberger after the Steelers went 15-1 in the regular season so many years ago.

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