Will the Pittsburgh Steelers play more man-to-man? A look at the post-draft priority list, and more
Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt holds first press conference
This edition of the Pittsburgh Steelers news roundup centers around the team’s performance in the NFL Draft.
One of those stories comes from Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports, who wrote that Pittsburgh’s picks in the draft made it clear that, among other things, they are focused on catching the New England Patriots. That, Wilson wrote, will likely include playing more man-to-man, which the Steelers have used to disrupt Tom Brady in the past.
William Gay is 32 and is entering his 11th NFL season. He’s been a solid slot corner for the Steelers, but they looked to the draft to add youth and physicality. In a draft deep with defensive backs, Pittsburgh waited until the third round to add University of Tennessee’s Cameron Sutton, a four-year starter who can play outside or in the slot. He also excels at in man-to-man coverage.
Read that story and more in today’s Steelers news roundup: