Steelers second round pick Stephon Tuitt will wear the number of one of the franchise's great players. We should remember Smith for his greatness on and off the field, but let Tuitt become his own player.
After a standout 2012 campaign, an unfortunate turn of events led to a slow start for Stephon Tuitt in 2013. Once thought of as a first round choice, the Steelers gladly snatched Tuitt up with the 46th overall pick in the second round.
All three of the Steelers' picks through three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft will probably see snaps every game. Here's a rundown of how they will contribute to the current depth charts at each position.
A push for defensive athleticism started in free agency has continued into the draft. The additions of Stephon Tuitt and Ryan Shazier, the Steelers have created depth and versatility that's been missing for a long time.
Notre Dame's hulking defensive end has some technique to work on, but his raw product as a multi-position defensive lineman is impressive enough to think the Steelers will give him a hard look in this draft evaluation process.