Utah's LB Stevenson Sylvester Picked 166th By Pittsburgh Steelers

A great spot for Stevenson Sylvester to land on a team that prides themselves on a good defense.  Sylvester is a play maker and should fit in good with the Steelers.  He is versatile enough to play decent in covering receivers/tight ends, able to stuff the run, and is a big hitter.

The folks at SB Nation's Steelers blog Behind the Steel Curtain really, really like this pick:

Quick Hit Reaction: I love (changed from I like) this pick in round five by the Steelers. Sylvester is good in pass coverage, quick and instinctual, and is extremely competitive. That seems to be the theme of the draft to me - the Steelers have targeted guys who love to play football andhate to lose. Sylvester was part of some pretty damn good Utes teams during his career in Salt Lake City.

Sylvester is apparently not as effective as a blitzer as he is in other facets, but that's okay. ILBs aren't necessarily asked to do too, too much blitzing in LeBeau's schemes, and when they do, it's often in confusing stunts that don't require the LB to do too much but hit his gap at the right moment and at full speed. I'm not sure there's a spot for him this year considering the four guys at ILB - Farrior, Foote, Timmons and Fox. Who knows though. Patrick Bailey and Andre Frazier's days could be numbered if Sylvester looks good from day one in the black and gold.

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