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 secondary is going to get a lot of attention in the coming months about ways to upgrade. The safety position seems okay at the surface for now but corner is a pressing need.
The Steelers were near the bottom in takeaways and that was part of the reason their defense was underwhelming despite what the stats may say. This is the reason they will undoubtedly look for corner help in free agency and/or the draft.
This series is all about the draft and this next guy is another top corner that could end up there when the Steelers pick. That is the silver lining of finishing outside the playoffs, however small of a victory that may seem.
This next guy isn’t as prominent of a ball hawk as our last guy, Greedy Williams, but he does possess similar press man coverage skills. His ability to find the ball and assure it does not reach the intended receiver is very good.
He does not come from a school like Williams who likes to claim the title of DBU but he does come from an SEC school that has had its fair share of tough competition. Being from Georgia, Deandre Baker has went up against a few NFL caliber receivers in his time in college and totaled seven interceptions and 23 passes defensed.
Name: Deandre Baker
Height: 5 ft. 11 in. Weight: 185 pounds
Georgia vs Oklahoma (2017 Playoff) – two total tackles
Georgia vs Mississippi State – seven total tackles, one interception, two passes defensed
Georgia vs LSU –four total tackles, two passes defensed