After the Melvin Ingram trade, the Steelers’ draft picks for 2022 have been updated.
In the last year or two, the Pittsburgh Steelers have executed a frenzy of deals, at least by the team’s historical norms. The Steelers recently acquired a conditional 2022 sixth-round pick from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for edge rusher Melvin Ingram III on November 2, 2021. With all of the back-and-forth, it’s worth taking a look at where the team sits in terms of the NFL Draft in 2022.
Pittsburgh has six draft picks right now.
Pittsburgh currently has first-round, second-round, third-round, and seventh-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, as well as a conditional sixth-rounder from Kansas City (via Baltimore) and a (extra) seventh-rounder from the New York Jets as part of the Avery Williamson trade, which was completed on November 1, 2020. There are a total of six options.
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Picks from the 2022 Draft that have been traded away
The Pittsburgh Steelers traded their 2022 fourth-round pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round pick (No. 156 overall), which was used to select defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk (Wisconsin).
In exchange for inside linebacker Avery Williamson, Pittsburgh sent its 2022 fifth-round pick to the New York Jets (and a 2022 seventh-round pick).
In August 2021, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded their 2022 sixth-round pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for inside linebacker Joe Schobert.
Compensatory Picks for the Steelers in 2022
However, the Steelers are expected to earn at least one compensatory selection in 2022.
Looking back to May 2021, overthecap.com was already able to forecast the 32 compensatory selections that will be awarded in the 2022 NFL Draft. At the time, it looked like the Steelers would get a third-round pick for outside linebacker Bud Dupree (who signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Tennessee Titans in March 2021) and a fifth-round pick for offensive lineman Matt Feiler (who signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers in March 2021).
Snap counts are another consideration in the compensating formula, along with compensation and signed contracts. So, according to overthecap.com, Dupree has been demoted to a fourth-round compensatory pick because he’s only played a handful of games. Nokia News – Quick Recap