The Steelers Draft DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame In Round 2

STSteeler Nation, It’s day two of the 2014 NFL Draft and the Steelers continued to strengthen their defense as they took defensive end Stephon Tuitt , Notre Dame in the second round with the 46th overall pick.

Tuitt 6-5 303 started 29 of 35 games ,26 at left defensive end during his Notre Dame career totaling 127 tackles (59 solos), 21.5 sacks for minus 163 yards, 25.0 stops for losses of 176 yards and 27 quarter-back pressures. He forced four fumbles and recovered another that he advanced 77 yards for a touchdown. Tuitt  totaled four pass deflections and intercepted another in the end zone for a score. He also blocked one kick.

Tuitt is big, strong  and considered fast and agile for a player his size running a 4.92 40 yard dash and completing 31 bench-press reps at the combine.

In 2013 Tuitt registered a career-high 50 tackles (24 solos), leading the Irish for the second consecutive year with 7.5 sacks for minus 56 yards and nine stops for losses totaling 62 yards. He was credited with 13 quarterback pressures, as he caused one fumble, scoring on an interception and deflected two passes. Tuitt also received the Notre Dame Moose Krause Lineman of the Year  Award.

Stephon Tuitt  was considered by many to be a first round talent and it looks like this pick is a great fit for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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played that position for the Steelers at a high level but will probably retire

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