Steelers QB Camp Notebook Kenny Pickett

  • LATROBE, PA -- The Pittsburgh Steelers seemed to have made a switch to their quarterback depth chart. After coming into training camp as the third-string quarterback, Kenny Pickett may have surpa sed Mason Rudolph as the No. 2.Pickett has taken solely second-team reps for the last two days since his impre sive performance in the Steelers' preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks. And today, for the first time, he ran a two-minute drill <a href="">Adam Duval Jersey</a> with the first team.StatbookMitch Trubisky: 11/15Trubisky had two nice completions to Pat Freiermuth to start practice, after running in a touchdown on his first play of seven shots. From there, it was a lot of one-on-one drills before Pickett and Rudolph took the field for two-minute drill.Kenny Pickett: 8/10Pickett went eight pa ses in a row without an incompletion, which is becoming a theme for the rookie. After an inconsistent firs three weeks, he's started back-to-back practices with nearly double-digit competitions before an incomplete pa s.Mason Rudolph: 10/15Rudolph got one play during seven shots, finding Tyler Vaughns on a quick pa s to the endzone. He worked with the threes until two-minute drill when he ran with the second team.Two-Minute DrillPickett worked with the first-team in two-minute drill, operating with one timeout and 1:01 left on the clock at their own 47-yard line.His first pa s was a <a href="">Mike Soroka Jersey</a> quick six-yard gain by Chase Claypool. He followed that up with another quick pa s to the sideline to Najee Harris.An incompletion to Pat Freiermuth left the offense with 19 seconds left before a 25-yard deep ball to George Pickens on <a href="">Babe Ruth Jersey</a> the sideline. With 11 seconds on the clock, Pickett had 14 yards to win the drill.An incompletion out of the back of the endzone set up a second down with five seconds. In le s than dramatic fashion, the next pa s was also incomplete, intended for Chase Claypool, as the clock struck zero.Rudolph lined up next looking at the same minute and a second on the clock with 53 yards to go.Scroll to ContinueHe started with a nine-yard completion to Steven Sims, followed by an incompletion to Gunner Olszewski. On the next play, he found Miles Boykin for a 13-yard gain with 37 seconds left on the clock.An throw away on the next play left the offense with 27 seconds and secon and 10. A six-yard dump-off to Anthony McFarland was followed by a timeout with 19 seconds left.On the next play, Rudolph went deep and found Tyler Vaughns for a 25-yard gain on the sideline. That set the offense up on the 11-yard line with 17 seconds left and a first and 10.Looking at four chances to score from 11-yards out, Rudolph threw four incompletions, all out of the endzone. <a href="">Jared Shuster Jersey</a> On his final play, he went for the sideline in the front of the endzone to Christian Blake but it was just out of reach for the <a href="">Terry Pendleton Jersey</a> wideout.OverreactionThere's going to be a lot of talk about Pickett taking his first first-team two-minute drill. It's important to remember that Mitch Trubisky did not participate in the drill and that he's been the only QB to take first-team reps through the entire training camp.It's still Trubisky's job and it's becoming harder for him to lose it. Pickett might be the No. 2 moving forward, but he has a ways to go before he beats out Trubisky for the starting job.Make sure you for the latest news, exclusive interviews, film breakdowns and so much more!Follow All Steelers on Twitter:

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