NFL Draft Grades 2022: Re-grading the Pittsburgh Steelers draft one year later

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. Linebacker. 7. . . Mark Robinson. player. 55

Steelers LB Mark Robinson

At this point in the draft, you are simply looking for players who can make your roster and possibly contribute down the road in some fashion. As a seventh-round pick, Mark Robinson was able to stick around. A severe lack of talent at the off-ball linebacker position last year probably helped.

Many fans quickly got excited about this player when they put on his Ole Miss tape and saw him lighting up ball carriers in the hole. Robinson got a late start to his college career. Like Alex Highsmith, Robinson was a former walk-on in college, but he actually started his college career as a running back before making the move to the defensive side of the ball.

Robinson failed to earn a helmet for most of his rookie year. He was first activated against the Buccaneers in Week 6, but didn't see a single defensive snap and only played 5 snaps on special teams. However, Robinson would get his shot late in the year as Devin Bush and Myles Jack were essentially demoted.

Robinson is a wild, reckless linebacker who can really deliver a blow, but his lack of lateral quickness and coverage ability was notable in the small sample that we witnessed. Still, he was able to make the team as the 225th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. This is what you ask for this late.

Grade: C+