With four days to go until the 2022 NFL Draft, the rumors and reports are flying in all directions.
On Saturday, Tony Pauline of the Pro Football Network reported that it “looks like a sure bet” that the New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers both pick a quarterback in the first round on Thursday. Each team theoretically has a need at the position, as they are still looking to replace their retired franchise signal callers.
However, New Orleans and Pittsburgh also are equipped to pass on a quarterback this year, with the Saints re-signing Jameis Winston and bringing in Andy Dalton and the Steelers signing Mitchell Trubisky.
What will they ultimately wind up doing? We’ll have to wait until Thursday to find out, but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t discussing Pauline’s report and weighing in on what it might mean.
— Brian Holland (@BHollandSports) April 24, 2022
I don’t know if it will end up happening. But when the trade was made, I immediately thought that drafting a QB was the only explanation to what the #Saints had done. Nobody wants to be that invested in Winston for at least two years. https://t.co/LwFlLLoOeU
— Wendell Ferreira (@wendellfp) April 24, 2022
💨 screen, I don’t buy it https://t.co/VYhGkjBbJi
— ⚜️WhoDatChris⚜️ (@_WhoDatChris) April 24, 2022
I’m out here in the cheap seats, but it does not feel like there are franchise/Super Bowl winning QBs in this draft.
Still I understand their importance so won’t begrudge a team taking a chance on one.
That said to trade up for one…???
— A Football Friend (@AFootballFriend) April 24, 2022
Saints not taking a QB. It’s gonna be a OT and WR
— Coldcace (@coldcace06) April 24, 2022
IF the Seahawks draft a quarterback this year, that makes the Russell Wilson trade EVEN WORSE. https://t.co/7ztlaVRQsM
— Dalen Fields (@OTF_Dalen) April 24, 2022
Why wouldn’t we wait for a stacked 2023 class? This is absurd. https://t.co/97bgtu5YRn
— erin 🇺🇦 (@erinh1110) April 24, 2022
That would be smart of them. I hope Steelers don’t take QB
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) April 24, 2022
What makes me nervous about the #Steelers taking a QB this year is that they supposedly had a first round grade on Mason that year. Hoping the grading has improved on their end
— T.J. Graybell (@mrteejay73) April 24, 2022
The Saints are set to pick 16th and 19th and the Steelers 20th on Thursday. If either/both of them are determined to land a quarterback, they will likely have to trade up to do so.
Liberty’s Malik Willis, Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, Ole Miss’ Matt Corral, Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder and UNC’s Sam Howell are regarded as the top five QBs in this year’s draft class, in some order.
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