NFL Draft 2017: Pittsburgh Steelers select CB Cameron Sutton 94th overall
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers picked Tennessee cornerback Cameron Sutton 94th overall in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft on Friday night.
Sutton is the Steelers’ fourth cornerback selection to come off the board in the top four rounds in the last three drafts. He follows Senquez Golson, Doran Grant and Artie Burns in that respect.
As a four-year starter with the Volunteers Sutton tallied 127 total tackles, seven interceptions, forced there fumbles and recovered two.
The 5-foot-11, 188-pound corner joins a group of Steelers cornerbacks lacking clear depth beyond Burns, Ross Cockrell and William Gay. Golson hasn’t played after shoulder and foot injuries kept him out of the last two seasons.
Grant was cut last year. And Coty Sensabaugh and Al-Hajj Shabazz are among the other cover men rounding out the Steelers’ secondary backups.
Defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said he can play inside as a slot corner and outside.
Steelers 2017 NFL Draft picks
1st round: No. 30 overall – T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
2nd round: No. 62 overall – JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
3rd round: No. 94 overall – Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
No. 105th overall
4th round: No. 135 overall
5th round: No. 173 overall
6th round: No. 213 overall
7th round: No. 248 overall
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