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Steelers target from Rams: CB Shaun Jolly

While Shaun Jolly profiles as your typical long and tall outside cornerback, the Rams seem to have other plans for him. Following the departure of Jalen Ramsey this offseason, Jolly has constantly been mentioned among the names of the slot replacements for Ramsey. That said, there are other options as well and Jolly isn’t even a lock to make the roster.

If he doesn’t, the Steelers could come calling. Their current slot cornerback room is lacking, and even if Peterson makes a successful transition to the inside, having a bigger-bodied option there makes sense. Jolly would provide just that, as he could use his size to match up against bigger slot receivers and tight ends.

Unfortunately, Jolly has yet to take a defensive snap for a pro team. Despite playing most of the season on the Rams roster, he was only active for two games and only saw the field on special teams. While on paper he could be a slot cornerback, he needs to actually prove it first.

I would honestly prefer the team to use Corey Trice in that role if they were set on it. While ideally, he can play outside, his safety experience could make him a viable big slot. Regardless, when looking for potential fits from the Rams, Jolly makes the most sense on paper.

Others considered: None