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2019 NFL Draft Grades: Grading the Steelers 7th round pick Derwin Gray

With the 219th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Maryland OT Derwin Gray

NCAA Football: Maryland at Central Florida Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers used their final selection of the 2019 NFL Draft, a seventh round selection, to select Maryland T Derwin Gray. Gray is a massive individual with upside. He is the type of project that Mike Munchak would get his mitts on and mold into a potential starting NFL offensive lineman. Problem is Munchak has moved on and now the responsibility to coach up the youngster falls on new OL coach Shaun Sarrett. Can he help Derwin Gray reach his full potential? There is work to do, that is certain. With the depth the Steelers presently enjoy along the offensive line, especially at the tackle positions, could this season be a red shirt year for Gray so to speak?

Gray has ideal size and strength, including extremely long arms. However, he needs alot of work on his footwork and his balance. He is a better pass blocker than run blocker but projects to the right side due to his lack of elite quickness. Maybe even a move to the inside. It may be a year or two before Derwin Gray makes an impact on a NFL roster, and that is contingent on the young man continuing to work hard to make his NFL dreams a reality.

The attributes and ability seems to be present. Therefore I am giving the Derwin Gray selection a grade of B.

What overall grade do you give this selection? Please vote in the attached poll and explain why in the comments section below.

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Derwin Gray! From all of us at Steelers Nation!


What overall grade do you give the Pittsburgh Steelers selection of Derwin Gray?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    A = Excellent selection
    (63 votes)
  • 32%
    B = Above average selection
    (170 votes)
  • 46%
    C = Solid pick
    (245 votes)
  • 8%
    D = Below average selection
    (43 votes)
  • 1%
    F = Terrible selection
    (6 votes)
527 votes total Vote Now