Kenny Pickett

Kenny Pickett

24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The 20th overall pick in this year’s draft, Pickett was viewed as the most pro-ready QB in the class. He gets good velocity on his passes even if he doesn’t have elite arm strength, and his ball placement and accuracy, including deep-ball accuracy, won raves from scouts. But questions remain because Pickett only blossomed as a fifth-year senior after four undistinguished years at Pittsburgh. He also has smaller hands (8.5 inches) than any QB in the league. Nevertheless, Pickett will compete with free-agent signee Mitch Trubisky for the starting job. Trubisky is not formidable, and the Steelers figure to go with Pickett at some point. If so, he’ll have a good crop of receivers to target in Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, TE Pat Freiermuth and rookie WR George Pickens. But the offense likely will be run-heavy behind Najee Harris, limiting passing attempts and relying on defense to win games. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $14.07 million contract with the Steelers in June of 2022.
Inaccurate close to rookie campaign
QBPittsburgh Steelers
January 8, 2023
Pickett completed 13 of 29 passes for 195 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Browns.
ANALYSIS
Pickett entered Sunday's game with some momentum after leading game-winning drives in back-to-back weeks. However, the Pittsburgh offense was stalled early on, as Pickett began with just one completion on his first six attempts. He improved marginally from there and managed five completions of more than 20 yards for the second time in his career. While Pickett closes his rookie campaign with only seven touchdowns and nine interceptions across 13 games, his performance is trending in a positive direction heading into his sophomore season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kenny Pickett's 2022 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
18.5%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.2 Yds
 
Sack Rate
6.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.3 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
2.8%
 
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2022 Kenny Pickett Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenny Pickett's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.73 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Hand Length
8.50 in
 
Arm Length
30.88 in
 
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Keeps playoff hopes alive
QBPittsburgh Steelers
January 1, 2023
Pickett completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for168 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Ravens.
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Leads comeback win
QBPittsburgh Steelers
December 24, 2022
Pickett completed 26 of 39 passes for 244 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Saturday's 13-10 win over the Raiders. He added three rushes for nine yards.
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Out of protocol, good to go Saturday
QBPittsburgh Steelers
December 22, 2022
Pickett will start Saturday's game against the Raiders after he confirmed that he was cleared by an independent neurologist Monday and removed from the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, Dale Lolley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Listed as FP on Tuesday
QBPittsburgh Steelers
Concussion
December 20, 2022
Pickett (concussion) is listed as a full participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, Dale Lolley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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In line to start Saturday
QBPittsburgh Steelers
Concussion
December 20, 2022
Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that he expects Pickett (concussion) to start Saturday's game against the Raiders, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
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