Entering the 2020 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of draft needs which they needed to address. With no first round selection in the draft, running back, safety and even pass rusher were still positions of need to help the black-and-gold get to the next level in 2020. There have been numerous thoughts and debates regarding what the team will do on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.
When the dust settled, the Steelers have selected Maryland safety Antoine Brooks, with their pick of the draft in the sixth round.
For those who may not know much about Dotson as a player, this is his overall breakdown of his game, per his NFL Draft Profile:
He’s either a versatile defender or one lacking a clean positional fit depending on a team’s assessment and scheme. He’s played in a variety of spots over the past two years, but hip tightness and lack of length do show themselves when matched in man coverage. He’s a freelancer who lacks the range to play single-high, but his instincts and recognition talent improve his ability to challenge effectively as a split safety. He’s a well-built banger with solo tackle talent near the line and should be a quality short zone defender. Brooks offers middle-round value as a split-safety capable of box duties and should offer an upgrade on special teams coverage.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft needs in the remaining rounds of the draft now would be considered: offensive tackle, inside linebacker and tight end among other positions.
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