QB Pickett stays in Pittsburgh, picked by Steelers

Kenny Pickett won’t have to relocate to play for his NFL team.

The Pitt quarterback was selected 20th overall in the 2022 NFL draft in Las Vegas by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

He joins a quarterback depth chart that includes free-agent addition Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph.

Pickett, whose hand size was scrutinized during the predraft process, completed 67.2% of his passes last season for 4,319 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Pickett’s hand size of 8½ inches is smaller than any current NFL quarterback.

Pickett was the first quarterback taken in the first round. The last time the first quarterback off the board was taken 20th or later was in 1997 when San Francisco selected Jim Druckenmiller with the 26th selection.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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