Steelers Nab Potential Cameron Sutton Replacement in Todd McShay's Post-Super Bowl Mock Draft

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Pittsburgh Steelers nab potential Cameron Sutton replacement in Todd McShay's post-Super Bowl mock draft.
The Pittsburgh Steelers nab potential Cameron Sutton replacement in Todd McShay's post-Super Bowl mock draft. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us and the Kansas City Chiefs have been crowned world champions, all 32 NFL franchises can shift their attention to the offseason. Arguably the most important date on the offseason calendar is April's NFL Draft.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are one team with some major decisions ahead of the draft, especially regarding the future of free agent cornerback Cameron Sutton. Sutton is Pittsburgh's best pending free agent and will earn a significant raise from his current contract worth $4.5 million annually.

ESPN insider and draft expert Todd McShay released his post-Super Bowl mock draft and thinks the Steelers will opt to find a younger, cheaper replacement for Sutton.

Steelers Mock Draft

McShay has Pittsburgh taking Oregon Ducks cornerback Christian Gonzalez with the No. 17 overall pick in the first round.

The reason Gonzalez makes such perfect sense for Mike Tomlin's defense is his versatility. McShay believes the Steelers can move him "around the secondary and line up over the slot," even if the team does bring back Sutton.

Gonzalez recorded 4 interceptions this past year and displays "good length, some serious wheels and high-end ball skills," according to McShay McShay.

If Pittsburgh wants to go a different route, there are offensive line reinforcements available in this draft as well.

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