2014 NFL Draft Round 2: Pittsburgh Steelers Select DT Stephon Tuitt


Dec 28, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive end Stephon Tuitt (7) celebrates after sacking Rutgers Scarlet Knights quarterback Chas Dodd (19) in the fourth quarter of the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Notre Dame won 29-16. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The first round of the NFL Draft was unpredictable and crazy. The second round is a little tamer, but the picks come in much more furiously. With the 46th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers selected DT Stephon Tuitt out of Notre Dame.

Stephon Tuitt is a big 6’6”, 304lb defensive tackle originally from Miami, Florida. He started all 13 games for the Fighting Irish last season and recorded 49 tackles and six sacks after a slow start from recovering from sports hernia surgery. He did not work out at the Combine because he had a hairline fracture in his foot but did participate in the bench press where he did 31 reps.

Here are some of his highlights.

Clearly this is a pick aimed to fill the holes on the defensive line and it looks as though the Steelers defense is getting younger before our very eyes.

What are your thoughts, Steeler Nation?

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