2023 NFL Draft: Breaking down the best options for Steelers first round pick

2023 CFP National Championship - TCU v Georgia
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2. Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

Whether or not the Steelers are able to bring back Cameron Sutton in free agency, corner should still be a priority for the Steelers in this draft.

With the staggering amount of talented young quarterbacks in the AFC, it’s essential to stay young and good in the secondary. Joey Porter Jr. wouldn’t just fill a need, but he’s also the son of former Steeler great linebacker Joey Porter.  His combination of size, movement skills, and ball skills would look great in black and gold.

Porter Jr. was a three year starter for the Nittany Lions. He was phenomenal this past season as he allowed more than 25 yards just once in his 10 games played.

Teams largely have just avoided throwing at him which is a good testament to his coverage abilities. When he is targeted he has shown good closing speed to make plays on the ball.  This was on display in the Purdue game this year as he had ridiculous five-pass breakups in the game.