The board was breaking for the Steelers to draft Minnesota tight end Maxx Williams, but the Baltimore Ravens traded a fifth round pick to the Arizona Cardinals to move from the 58th spot to 55, one spot of ahead of the Steelers to snag Williams who has drawn Todd Heap and Jason Witten.
With Williams gone, the Steelers selected smallish cornerback Senquez Golson of Ole Miss.
Golson is listed at 5-8, 176, but has great playmaking ability with 10 interceptions in 2014.
He’s regarded as a ball hawk who can also play the run despite his size.
“A ball-hawking cornerback who has very good quickness, ball skills and anticipation,” defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said of Golson.
“If he would have been two inches taller, we probably wouldn’t have gotten him,” Lake said of how Golson has first round talent, production. “Senquez is going to have to prove (5-foot-8) he can play in the NFL. I think he will.”