P.J. Johnson is the perfect mid-round defensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He posses the size, strength and speed to play both end and nose in a 3-4 defense and could mix into the rotation with Tyson Alualu well.
He’s found himself leaving school with one of the best defensive tackle classes in recent memory, but should still hear his name called at some point during the draft. Unlike most mid-round defensive linemen, Johnson has the skillset to play well in the NFL and won’t need a ton of adjustment once he reaches the next level.
If Pittsburgh doesn’t plan to resign Daniel McCuller or LT Walton, they’ll need to fill the role with a rookie and without waiting too long to do so, Johnson should be available around the fifth-round.