5 players in the championship game the Steelers could draft
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should target Davis
One of the top defensive lineman prospects in the nation, Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis has already captured the heart of some of Steelers nation. Davis is a stout run defender that has been one of the most dominant linemen in college football. For a team that has struggled as they have to stop the run, a big interior plugger like Davis would make some sense for the team.
My issue with Davis is that he plays like a nose tackle but is too tall to be a typical option there. At his size, he would be a natural defensive end for the team, but that isn’t where the defense needs help. Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, and Chris Wormley are all under contract for next season, so landing Davis as another end doesn’t make a lot of sense.
If the Steelers want to get more creative with their front, then a player like Davis makes some sense. He can be moved around and provide this front with some more push in their run defense. His pass rush needs some work, but he has all of the traits to be a great addition to the front seven. His fit with the team isn’t great on paper, but he has all of the traits to be a good lineman in the league.