Biggest takeaways from the Steelers latest depth chart
Cam Sutton is listed as one of the starting outside corners for the Steelers
The cornerback position is one full of youth that the club has not seen in many years. Both Ahkello Witherspoon and Levi Wallace have been penciled in as the starting outside corners up to this point, but the initial depth chart is leaning towards another direction. The best ability in football is your availability and that has changed things around for the time being.
Both Witherspoon and Wallace inked nearly identical deals during free agency which ties them with Pittsburgh for the next two years. Neither has ever been a constant number one corner for an NFL defense, but that will have to change this year. The coaches are expecting a lot from both, and one will need to emerge as the top dog.
Wallace has been sidelined for a good majority of training camp with an illness, which has led to others getting opportunities. Cam Sutton and James Pierre seem to have been benefiting most from his absence when it comes to where different snaps are split up. Sutton is the best corner that the Steelers have on defense, but he will probably be used primarily in the slot.
As of now, the black and gold have listed Wallace and Witherspoon tied as one of the outside corners. Sutton was listed as the other outside corner on this defense. It just seems like the coaches did that for now so Wallace comes back and must prove himself into that other starting spot because Sutton will be the slot corner they want.