Steelers secret weapon #2
A player from last year’s draft class, Tre Norwood was a puzzling seventh-round pick without much direction as a player. He had safety and cornerback capabilities, but he lacked the splash on tape to seemingly be an impact player at the next level. He proved a lot of people, myself included, wrong when he took on a surprisingly large role as a rookie on defense.
After a full season under his belt, Norwood has experience playing as a traditional free safety, a slot cornerback, and an extra defensive back during dime defense. While the secondary is a bit more crowded this season, Norwood still figures to be a key contributor. He impressed as a rookie, and there is little reason to write him out of the defense.
Frankly, he can and should be used as a defensive chess piece in the secondary. He can wear a variety of hats and serve as depth in a multitude of positions. While he may end up being a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none, his experience at multiple positions should make him an attractive defensive contributor this season.