6 former Steelers draft picks who may get cut after training camp
The last two players were both pleasant surprises from the previous draft class who weren’t as involved early in camp as many would have hoped. Tre Norwood was a surprisingly solid defensive back despite limitations on his college tape and late-round draft status. He filled in well during dime defense as well as playing in the slot.
While Norwood can and should be viewed as a defensive chess piece, the early depth chart at camp hasn’t been overly kind to him. With Minkah Fitzpatrick missing time due to a non-football injury, it hasn’t been Norwood filling in, but instead, it has been free agent addition Damontae Kazee. Norwood has still seen some reps, but he clearly isn’t the favored backup-free safety.
His role in the slot also doesn’t seem that secure, as Cameron Sutton figures to be the starter there while other names like Karl Joseph and Arthur Maulet have also taken snaps here. To be fair, Norwood can still be a viable dime defender. As well, he has taken on some more special teams work. That said, based on how the defense has looked so far, Norwood is far from a lock.