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Steelers Wishlist

By John Toth

With the Pittsburgh Steelers 6-8 and looking more and more like they will

miss the playoffs in 2022, we will spend some time in future articles going over

potential players the Steelers may look at. Of course, this is early in the draft

process and chances are some of these players either may not be available or may

drop out of first round consideration.

The Steelers have needs on both sides of the ball. The offensive line could

use some help, especially at the tackle position. The defensive line needs some

youth and depth as soon as possible with their best player being the 33-year-old

Cameron Heyward and let’s not forget the linebacker position where this

franchise loves to reach for the next big one. We will dip into what I believe

could be the biggest problem area of all. Pittsburgh’s secondary has very little

depth and beyond Minkah Fitzpatrick, they lack a big-time player.

How does Levi Wallace and Cameron Sutton sound to you? No, they are not

dime or nickel corners—they are the Steelers starters. The Steelers have some

talent on the defensive side of the ball with T.J. Watt, Cameron Heyward, Minkah

Fitzpatrick, and I am now willing to add Alex Highsmith to this list. There is a

player coming out in this year’s draft who plays the style that Pittsburgh loves,

and his name may sound familiar to you.

Joey Porter spent 8 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a big part

of some great Steelers teams. His son Joey Porter Jr. is a 6 ft 2 in 194 lb.

cornerback out of Penn St., and North Allegheny High School. Porter Jr. was a 4-

star recruit known for his athleticism and hard-hitting capabilities. The Steelers

could use an athlete at the cornerback position, a position they have not hit in the

first round since Rod Woodson in 1987 (sorry Artie Burns, and Chad Scott).

Positives of Joey Porter Jr.

- Very fluid mover, good length for position

- Not afraid to come up and hit somebody, tackles well

- Powerful hands with great ball tracking skills

- Changes direction fluidly

- Confident player

Negatives of Joey Porter Jr.

- Sometimes physicality can cause pass interferences

- Plays emotional at times which can be detrimental

- Can be too aggressive in run action can get him at times.

I would love the Joey Porter, Jr. pick for the Steelers in 2023. I also would

love the draft talk afterwards about the Steelers and how they try and take one of

their own, local guy again. Joey Porter Jr. is a big-time player who would add a lot

to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2023.

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