Which round should Steelers target each defensive position?
By Andrew Falce
While arguably a bigger need than an inside linebacker, cornerback will be a lot more difficult to draft. For those that have followed along with me, Jaycee Horn is my “must draft” if he makes it to pick 24. His ability in man coverage looks strong, and when you add in his athletic profile and size, he could easily become an elite player. Assuming he doesn’t make it to the Steelers though, the second round is the more logical option to take a cornerback.
At the end of the day, this cornerback class is stacked at the top before dropping off. This should allow some intriguing players to make it to the teams’ second pick. Paulson Adebo, Tyson Campbell, and Elijah Molden are all possibilities at pick 55, and the Steelers must consider each one if they ignore the position in the first.
Losing Steven Nelson was a blow, and it is one that will be a tough one to overcome even though Cameron Sutton is coming back. The team could use either a slot or outside option frankly, and finding a player who can contribute in year one is a must. Thankfully, this class is deep enough to find starting capable talent later on in the draft. That said, the second round seems like the most logical spot.