6 early NFL Combine studs Steelers should be enthralled with
4. Gervon Dexter is cut from a rare cloth
You simply don't see guys every day who stand at 6'6'' and 310 pounds. These types of interior defenders are rare, but the Steelers clearly covet them. Florida's Gervon Dexter shares a similar body type that Stephon Tuitt had coming out of Notre Dame back in 2014, and it's not hard to see how there could be interest here.
At the NFL Combine, Dexter showed that he carries his weight extremely well, and his movement skills were better than I could have expected. The big defensive tackle ran an eye-popping 4.88 40-yard dash to pair with explosion drills above the 80th percentile. When adjusting for his size, he tested as nearly a 97th-percentile athlete among NFL defensive tackles.
With 32 1/4'' arms, Dexter doesn't have the best length, but he stacks and sheds at the line of scrimmage as well as anyone in this class. Dexter is incredibly stout as a two-gapper and can hold up at the point of attack.
After an exceptional Combine performance, Gervon Dexter has to be another player the Steelers may consider in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. They need a player who can play 5-technique, 4i, and 1-technique next to Cameron Heyward, and Dexter fits the bill.