Breaking down the Steelers picks in the new Draft Wire mock

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Our friends over at Draft Wire have a new three-round mock draft out for 2022. Let’s break down the picks for the Pittsburgh Steelers and see if they will fix what is ailing Pittsburgh and prepare them for the future.

First round-QB Matt Corral, Ole Miss

Oct 9, 2021; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Matt Corral (2) carries the ball against Arkansas Razorbacks at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

It’s starting to become clear that despite a less-than elite quarterback class, Matt Corral of Ole Miss is one of the two or three best in this group. With Malik Willis off the board, Corral as the team’s future franchise signal-caller makes sense.

Second round-OT Charles Cross, Mississippi State

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Whether it is guard or tackle, if the Steelers go quarterback in the first, offensive line needs to be the second-round pick. Mississippi State’s Charles Cross is a great pick here because he’s battle-tested, strong and shows excellent technique. He’s ready to come in and play right away.

Third round-EDGE Brenton Cox Jr., Florida

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The Steelers third-round pick is going to be something of a wildcard and vitally important to the team’s future. Pittsburgh has traded off most of his middle-round picks so they could go any number of directions. Florida edge rusher Brenton Cox Jr. is an excellent choice if Melvin Ingram isn’t resigned. He’s got a quick first step, nice balance and plays with high energy. Don’t rule out a cornerback or wide receiver here given the potential free-agent losses coming.

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