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Would Northwestern CB Greg Newsome II be a good fit with the Pittsburgh Steelers?

In a shocking turn of events during the 2021 NFL offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with one of their starting cornerbacks. The Steelers have decided Joe Haden was the cornerback they wanted to keep during the offseason. They could have kept Steven Nelson by restructuring his contract and extending Joe Haden, but they decided to release Steven Nelson to gain more cap room.

So now the Steelers will be in the market for a new cornerback. They could pick one up in the 2021 NFL draft and Northwestern's CB Greg Newsome would be a good fit with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He loves to mix it up with wide receivers and can be very physical. That is a trait the Steelers love to see in their players. feels Newsome will become a starter within his first two seasons and gave him an overall prospect grade of 6.40. He had a team-high 10 pass breakups with Northwestern in 2020. In 2019 Newsome had 11 pass breakups and 36 tackles in a full season.

Newsome is considered one of the biggest sleepers in the 2021 NFL draft and he could become a Pro Bowl cornerback in the NFL if he lands with the right football team. Originally Newsome was set to be a first-round draft pick, but he could potentially fall into the second round. That would be good news if Newsome falls into the later rounds for the Steelers because the farther he falls in the draft the bigger the steal he will become.

The Steelers will need to look for a cornerback because eventually Joe Haden will be departing from the Pittsburgh Steelers. They will need to look for his replacement. It would be a great opportunity for Greg Newsome II to sit behind Cam Sutton and Joe Haden to learn the Pittsburgh Steelers system and eventually take over Joe Haden's spot in the near future.


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