The sixth round is now over, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are digging deep into their scouting to find the best available. They had two more selections in the sixth round starting with Oklahoma wide receiver Justin Brown (186 overall). Brown a teammate with 4th round quarterback Landry Jones with the Sooners, who was also drafted by the black and gold.
The last pick in the sixth round was pick 206th overall.The Steelers used that selection to take Florida State linebacker Vince Williams. We are now down to just one pick remaining for the Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft.
“Transferred to Oklahoma after the Penn State debacle. Was productive at Penn State and was a consistent contributor at his new school. Brown stands 6’3, 207 pounds and at his Pro Day ran the 40 in 4.60 seconds. More importantly though, his 1.55 10-yard split and 6.96 3-cone time show elite burst and get off, and that’s probably a big reason he was used extensively as a punt returner in college.”
In his only year at Oklahoma, the 6’3″ 207 pound Brown had 73 receptions for 879 yards and five touchdowns. An aggressive player and good blocker. Uses his hands very well and does not let the ball into his frame. On the negative side, runs just a 4.6 – 40 yard dash, and needs work with his route running. All-in-all, I am happy with this pick from the Steelers.
CBS Sports Analysis:
“Williams wasn’t significantly more productive during his senior season, recording 59 tackles, including a career high 6.5 for loss, but he showed improved instincts and physicality. Invited to the Senior Bowl, Williams turned a few heads in Mobile with a couple of eye-popping hits and could have positioned himself for a rise up draft boards should he work out well.”
Has been moved all around in that Florida State defensive linebacker group. Chose Florida State over LSU, Florida and Ohio State. Quick enough to cover sideline-to-sideline. Needs coached on fundamentals. Will often over-run a play. Good value for the last pick in the 6th round.