The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason has begun. The focus on the draft here at Still Curtain is full speed ahead and with that, I bring you the Film Room series covering a new prospect at a position of need for the Steelers every time.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have the 20th overall pick in the draft which bodes well for them hitting on some true talent. The team usually picks in the late twenties so it is refreshing to be closer to the top 15 than the end of the round.
The Steelers need to focus on fixing their defense yet again. They were statistically one of the top units in the league but in situational football they fell flat on their faces.
The good news for the team is the draft is heavier on defense than it is on offense. This is the perfect year for them to find the young play-maker in the secondary that they have missed since number 43’s black curly hair was flapping in the wind inside Heinz Field.
The first of the series for 2019 is going to focus on corner. The Steelers’ 2016 pick, Artie Burns, has failed to live up to his status as a first rounder.
With the 20th pick the Steelers could use their position to trade up and get a young play-maker much like they did with Troy Polamalu. They need to show an initiative to fix the problem with the secondary and they must hit on the pick should they go the CB route.
One corner the Steelers would be very justified in trading up for or taking if he slides to 20 overall is Greedy Williams from LSU. He is one of the top corners in this years crop and his coverage skills are something the Steelers are lacking outside of Joe Haden.
Name: Greedy Williams
Height: 6 ft. 1 in. Weight: 182 pounds
Georgia vs LSU – four total tackles, one pass defensed
Miami vs LSU – one total tackle
Texas A &M vs LSU – two total tackles, one pass defensed