The Steelers drafted Senquez Golson in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but he really is just a nickel corner. Pittsburgh will need some difference-makers on the outside.
Fuller had a rough start to 2015 when he was beaten by Michael Thomas for a touchdown, but aside from that play, Fuller was solid against a very talented Ohio State team. He only ended up playing in two games before going out for the year with a knee injury. The junior recorded seven tackles, one sack and a pass broken up in his shortened season.
Fuller played at a very high level in 2014, racking up 17 passes broken up, two interceptions, 50 tackles and 4.5 tackles for a loss. He shut down East Carolina's Justin Hardy in their matchup. Pittsburgh's Tyler Boyd was a challenge for Fuller, but Fuller held his own.
The younger brother of Bears' 2014 NFL Draft first-round pick Kyle Fuller, Kendall Fuller saw the field immediately as a freshman. He was a Freshman All-American and the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year. Fuller is quick and instinctive, just like his older brother. Kendall Fuller had six interceptions and 58 tackles in 2013.
Pick change; previously Cam Sutton, CB
Rd. 2, Pk. 18
Evan Engram, TE, Ole Miss
The Steelers grab a young understudy for Heath Miller.
Engram has had a slow start to the season with only eight catches for 109 yards. In his first two years, he was excellent for Ole Miss, though 2014 was an even better season for Engram than his freshman year. He caught 38 passes for 662 yards with two touchdowns in 2014. Engram (6-3, 217) was a dangerous receiving threat who carved up Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State. He needs to add weight for the next level and get better as a blocker. As a true freshman, Engram caught 21 passes for 268 yards with three touchdowns.
Okay. This is probably another pick that can be labeled as weird, ill-advised, a reach, or downright stupid; I don’t care. Pittsburgh still needs a young, future starting cornerback and I’m making a prediction more so about Cameron Sutton than anything else. His coverage skills are pretty good and will only get better with each game. If he improves his tackling ability too, he’ll be drafted around here come May 2016.