"QB Kenny Pickett stays in Pittsburgh, picked by Steelers in 2022 NFL draft"

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"For months, the Pittsburgh Steelers searched across the country for Ben Roethlisberger's successor. It turns out he was right in front of them all along."

"With the No. 20 pick in the NFL draft, the Steelers selected Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett on Thursday night,"

"making him Roethlisberger's heir apparent and the only quarterback selected in the first round."

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"We circled the globe- or at least the United States- here the last several months, man, just exploring and researching," coach Mike said. "And it's funny, we ended up with a guy from next door."

"Pickett watched the draft from a party with his parents and family in New Jersey, and as soon as he saw the 412 area code pop up, he knew where he was headed."

"I'm pretty familiar with the area code," Pickett said with a laugh.

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"I had a pretty good idea of who it was. I was speechless. It's a lifelong (dream), 23 years of hard work to get to this point. That all came in a phone call."

"It was probably one of the best feelings of my life. I'm so excited to get started and get to work with the guys who are next door to me my whole career in Pittsburgh."

"For more please visit our website. "

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