The second day of the NFL draft brought more Pittsburgh Steelers for Steeler Nation to cheer for. But with that, it serves up more players to serve as instant rivals to boo. Here’s who will oppose Pittsburgh as new members of the AFC North.
Round 2 Pick 46
Cleveland Browns select CB Greedy Williams - LSU
With their first selection of the draft, the Browns traded up three spots to get the stud from LSU. Greedy is a terrific 6’2” attacker and man-coverage guy. The knock on him is the subpar tackling ability.
Round 2 Pick 52
Cincinnati Bengals select TE Drew Sample - Washington
Despite only 46 career receptions and five career touchdowns, the 6’5”/255 lb. Huskie brings to Cincy a player with a solid skill set and one that rarely drops passes to a position of major need for the Bengals..
Round 3 Pick 72
Cincinnati Bengals select ILB Germaine Pratt - North Carolina State
The 6’2” ILB fills a gaping need for the Bengals after the Steelers swooped in ahead of them to select Devin Bush. The former safety is very physical, but scouts lament that sometimes he gets absorbed by offensive lineman easily.
Round 3 Pick 80
Cleveland Browns select Sione Takitaki
Scouts call the ILB from BYU a versatile and physical player, but possibly a reach. The 6’1”/238 lb. Takitaki can drop into coverage well also.
Round 3 Pick 85
Baltimore Ravens select EDGE Jaylon Ferguson - Louisiana Tech
Most likely a defensive end at the Pro level, Ferguson had very productive seasons in college with 45 career sacks and seven forced fumbles.
Round 3 Pick 93
Baltimore Ravens select WR Miles Boykin - Notre Dame
The Ravens traded up to get the 6’4” Golden Domer. Boykin could help open up the offense with superb size, great hands and nice downfield speed.
Who will be great and who will be just another suspect?