Steelers Rumors: Alex Highsmith deal, subsequent Javon Hargrave, hype for newcomer
Steelers Rumors: Keeanu Benton drawing comps to be subsequent Javon Hargrave
There’s no query that the primary of two second-round picks made by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Joey Porter Jr. with the No. 32 decide despatched within the Chase Claypool commerce, has gotten much more publicity than the group’s different second-round choice, taking Wisconsin defensive lineman Keeanu Benton with their very own decide at No. 49.
Having stated that, Benton may have each bit as massive of an impression because the legacy rookie — and maybe even extra so.
Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review dove into Benton’s impression as a participant who Steelers defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has already affirmed will take over at nostril sort out because the starter, a task held by Montravius Adams in 2022 and that wanted an improve thereafter. And in doing so, there have been comparsions made to Javon Hargrave, the previous Steeler who’s now with the 49ers after signing a monster deal this offseason.
The comparability comes from the truth that the 2 gamers, regardless of huge frames and taking part in a place largely identified for being a plug in opposition to the run, who’re particular due to a singular skill to hurry the passer from the nostril or 1-tech.
Hargrave was additionally a Day 2 decide, chosen within the third spherical in 2016. However with Benton’s mix of dimension, energy and burst on the inside, the Steelers are actually hoping they obtained super worth to find a participant who can have a equally dominant impression within the trenches, if not instantly than quickly.