Steelers draft superlatives for an intriguing rookie class

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 23: Alex Highsmith #5 of the Charlotte 49ers during the first half during their game against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Jerry Richardson Stadium on November 23, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

Most likely to work in an office

And the winner of the most likely to work in an office, or most likely to be a constant starter, is Alex Highsmith.

Highsmith screams future starter to me, as he has all of the necessary skills to make the jump from backup to starter. He does a good job beating lineman with a wide variety of pass-rushing moves as well as anchoring against the run. He has the tools and intelligence to develop into a consistent starter.

He isn’t without fault though. In his profile, he needs to add some strength in his game to become a more complete player. A year as a reserve and in an NFL weight room will be big for him. As well, he comes from a smaller school where the level of competition wasn’t close to what he will face at the NFL level. There will certainly be some growing pains.

All that considered, he screams starter to me. No, he won’t be a T.J. Watt level of impact defender, but I could see him being a consistent 6-9 sack a year type player. That level of consistency will be valuable on the defense, especially if Bud Dupree leaves after this season. Highsmith likely won’t be a star player, but I see a lot of solid production in his future.