3 Steelers who are quietly closing out great seasons

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28). Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (28). Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /
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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Hilton

Hilton has become a very well-known name in Pittsburgh and it’s because of how hard he works. He was a former undrafted free agent that worked his tail off to become one of the best slot corners in the league. He is truly a swiss army knife that can cover, tackle, and blitz. Hilton is a very unique player that can lineup all over the defense and his ability to blitz creates so many headaches and issues for opposing offenses. The former Ole Miss product will become a free agent once the season concludes and he will be paid handsomely. The upcoming contract is well deserved as the shifty corner has shown his talents for many years while wearing the black and yellow.

Hilton is one of the most underrated players on this defense as he does so much for them. He can make those open-field tackles that so many corners refuse to make. But he just causes havoc all over the field even though he is small in stature. His tenacity allows for his physical limitations to not matter on the field. He can blow past lineman and receivers with his ability to judge the snap. Hilton has blown up so many plays behind the line of scrimmage and it’s something this team will miss so dearly if he leaves via free agency.

Stats are piling up nicely for this player during the season. He has 50 total tackles, three sacks, eight tackles for loss, seven passes deflected, three interceptions, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. The most impressive thing is that Hilton was able to accomplish this stat sheet over 11 games this year.