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NFL Analyst Thinks 2 Teams Had "Weird" Draft Last Night

A general view of Gillette Stadium during a Patriots game.

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: A general view as fireworks are set off prior to the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A few teams, like the Ravens and Jets, absolutely dominated the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft last night. A couple of storied NFL franchises, on the other hand, had what's being called a "weird" start to the draft. Those teams happen to be the Patriots and Steelers, according to draft analyst Matt Miller.

The Steelers did what we were expecting with the 20th overall pick and took a quarterback. There had been some talk they'd take Malik Willis. But they instead selected Pitt's Kenny Pickett.

New England, meanwhile, began the night by trading back from pick No. 21 to 29 and getting a couple of middle-round picks from the Kansas City Chiefs. Good move, right? Well, not exactly. The Patriots then went and took offensive guard Cole Strange.

Most analysts gave Strange a day-two pick. Some even had him going after pick No. 100. The Patriots clearly felt otherwise, but they're alone in that train of thinking.

Well-known Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy added some perspective for the Patriots' Cole Strange pick. He thinks Strange can be a day-one starter in the NFL, despite the majority of teams giving the former college star a second-round grade.

The Steelers, in the meantime, won't pay much attention to any hot takes about Kenny Pickett just yet. But let's just say the pressure is on for him to perform well in year one.

Which team do you think had a "weird" first round on Thursday night?