4th round: Anfernee Jennings
Edge defender, Alabama
Anfernee Jennings is a player who wears a lot of hats, but isn’t particularly great in any one area. Playing opposite of Terrell Lewis at Alabama, Jennings is smaller and less explosive than his counterpart who is sure to be off the board at this point.
However, Jennings does a lot of things the Steelers like. He is a fluid mover with the ability to rush from the edge, blitz from the middle, or drop back in coverage. At 6’2”, 256 pounds with nearly 33” arms, Jennings has tweener size, but the versatility to be a backup for both edge positions and Vince Williams’s Buck linebacker spot.
Jennings is built for a versatile 3-4 defense. Last year at Alabama, he earned 83 tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss, 8.0 sacks, and an interception. If he falls this far in the draft, there is no doubt Pittsburgh will have interest.