Round 2: Carl Granderson, Edge, Wyoming
*Written by Noah Strackbein*
The Pittsburgh Steelers need to make a tough decision in the 2020 offseason on whether or not they’re going to keep Bud Dupree. Heading into his fifth-year option in 2019, Dupree will have one more chance to really break out after a stronger 2018 performance.
Instead of waiting to see how Dupree pans out, the Steelers need to add another outside backer, just in case. Being prepared gives them an upper hand if Dupree doesn’t work out, and if he does then they have a quality third option in Carl Granderson.
The edge rusher out of Wyoming has pro strength with room to improve and impressive outside moves to utilize his 4.75 40-yard dash speed. Racking up 35.5 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks throughout his three seasons in college, Granderson has proven he’s completely capable of winning the outside battle.
With a pro strength coach and top tier staff surrounding him, plus a year to work himself into the mix, Granderson’s potential is huge. Pittsburgh will have their eye on him all second round hoping no one claims him first.