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Steelers Interested in Tulane DB Jarius Monroe

The Steelers appear interested in a talented Tulane cornerback, Jarius Monroe, who stuck out at the Shrine Bowl.



Pittsburgh Steelers CB Jarius Monroe

The Pittsburgh Steelers are scouting defensive backs heavily with so many set to be free agents and a hard decision looming with Patrick Peterson. There are several intriguing options, but the Shrine Bowl and Senior Bowl provided many options that could be looked at this draft season. One of those names was Tulane’s Jarius Monroe.

In an interview with Justin Melo of the Draft Network, Monroe listed the Steelers as one of his standout interviews from his crop. And the interest is not surprising given his outspoken skill set in the field.

“I felt like every interview was a great interview. The energy I received from every team was amazing. A lot of teams saw me as a great talent. They liked what they saw from me throughout the week. Some of the teams hadn’t heard of me until I played great at the Shrine Bowl. They fell in love with my personality. Every team loved the type of vibe I was giving off. I had a great time with the Commanders, Broncos, Raiders, Bills, and Steelers, to name a few. Those are some of the meetings that stood out to me, but I had a great time with every team I met with. My coach on the West Team was a coach with the Commanders, so I especially spent a lot of time with Washington. The vibe was so genuine,” he told Melo.

The Steelers need cornerbacks. But what they need just as much as a cornerback is some swagger on the defense. To me, it’s always a good thing to have someone with a little bit of an edge to them. Monroe is a cornerback who has showed out every single day. When talking to him, he is so obviously a guy that wears a massive chip on his shoulder and that wraps around his game.

They have played him at cornerback, slot, and safety. He has made plays on the ball from each spot, and you will know when he makes a play. But he has great instincts and a willingness to chip into help in the run game. Monroe has played well throughout the week and should see his stock shift. He had a good week at the Shrine Bowl, and if that is any indication on how the rest of the process goes, he should himself steadily rise.