Steelers secure best players available in 2022 seven-round mock draft
Steelers seventh-round pick (via trade): CB Trey Dean III, Florida
Given all of the Steelers’ needs, it’s hard to address all of your needs in one draft. The Steelers have a big hole with the loss of Joe Haden. While it would have been nice to address this need higher in the draft, in 2022, they just could not manage it. That said, they at least addressed the position this year with Florida’s Trey Dean.
Trey is a nice-sized corner at 6’2” 200 pounds. He has a long lanky build, with a good height which always works to a cornerback advantage. He also has a smooth backpedal and efficiency getting in and out of his breaks. Scouts also like his ability is to zone turn and play with his back turned towards the sideline.
He has some downsides, though. Trey’s most prominent area of concern is his struggles to turn and run in man coverage. He also has difficulties transitioning in and out of his breaks, especially as receivers accelerate pat him easily. Add to this his problem to catch up with them.
He may not be the best man to help the Steelers secondary; however, he can provide assistance to the starting corners and safeties in nickel or dime packages. Over time he can develop into a solid corner for the Steelers.