Steelers draft update: Biggest winners at East-West Shrine Bowl
Two defensive backs might have caught the eye of the Steelers this week
Trying to gauge how badly the Steelers need to address the secondary this offseason is still unknown now. If Cam Sutton and Terrell Edmunds both re-sign, then the secondary is not a dire need. If both depart, then the club will need to find two replacements to fill the holes that these players will have left voided. Either way, looking at these positions later in the draft will also be in consideration as Tomlin kept a close eye on this area during practices as well.
Kei’ Trel Clark, CB, Louisville
Not many cornerbacks rivaled the performance of Kei’Trel Clark in Vegas this past week. He is a tough and confident cornerback that lacks the ideal size that most NFL clubs are looking for when scouting top prospects. Most of Clark’s snaps at Louisville were on the outside, but many have projected him at the slot in the NFL. The Steelers could use depth at the corner spot as they need to secure the future of the position and provide competition for those at the bottom of the roster.
Trey Dean III, S, Florida
Moody was the offensive MVP as a kicker, but safety Trey Dean III was the defensive MVP for the East-West Shrine Bowl. He had a good week overall and relied on his physicality to stand out amongst his peers. Dean is an extremely aggressive safety that likes to attack the run game as often as possible. His aggressiveness can also cause him to blow coverage when play-action instances come around.
The Steelers had some personnel in attendance to watch and scout the different NFL hopefuls there. Most East-West Shrine Bowl attendees are projected to be mid to late round selections, but they could play a big part on the black and gold next season.