For the Pittsburgh Steelers, the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft is now a thing of the past. The team selected OT Jerald Hawkins out of LSU with their 4th round pick in the draft, and the pick was the first pick on the offensive side of the ball in 2016.
Hawkins is a big-bodied player with the capabilities of playing both left, and right, tackle for the Steelers. Take a look at some of the comments made by current, and former, players, as well as media experts, on social media surrounding the latest addition to the black and gold.
(Editor's Note: This article will be updated throughout the weekend as more comments and reaction are made.)
Steelers have serious depth at OL, especially if Hawkins looks the part early and Mike Adams returns from injury.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 30, 2016
Munchak said #Steelers liked fact Hawkins played in a run-heavy pro-style offense at LSU. Will start him out wherever he is most comfortable— Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) April 30, 2016
Hawkins said NFL advisory board told him to stay in school but he felt he'd progressed to point where he could play in NFL— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) April 30, 2016
Munch likes that Hawkins has run pro-style schemes at LSU.— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) April 30, 2016
"This guy has done a lotta things on the tape that we do in our offense."
3rd straight round Steelers grabbed guy w/positional flexibility. Davis had time at S & CB, Hargrave can move ard D-line. Hawkins at LT, RT— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) April 30, 2016
Munch: Hawkins can compete right way at either tackle position.— Chris Bradford (@BCTBradford) April 30, 2016
This really is a perfect OT pick for the Steelers-- player w/high potential who isn't ready in '16 and needs a *quality* OL coach (re:Munch)— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) April 30, 2016