Steelers Sights and Sounds from Steelers OTAs No. 6 Published 3 months ago on May 30, 2019 By Alan Saunders 56shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailPITTSBURGH — The Steelers linebackers and defensive linemen, under the watchful eyes of coaches Karl Dunbar and Jerry Olsavasky, spent Thursday morning working on the footwork and their hands. But the position group was missing one of its usual members, as rookie sixth-round pick Sutton Smith from Northern Illinois as nowhere to be found. Well, he was somewhere to be found — on the offensive practice field, working out with the running backs. The Steelers plan to use Smith at both linebacker and fullback. The Steelers have a fullback on the roster in veteran Roosevelt Nix, but if Smith’s versatility might be an inside track for a roster spot in a crowded linebackers room. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Ola Adeniyi, Anthony Chickillo and Tyler Matakevich seemingly have linebacker spots locked down, as will the loser of the battle between Mark Barron and Devin Bush. There isn’t a lot of room in there for a lower-round pick to make a mark, but Smith is hopeful that if he can be a contributor on offense, defense and special teams, he can find a way onto the 53-man roster. “Whatever works, man,” Smith said. “I’ll do whatever they need, for real. I keep saying that, but it’s the God’s honest truth right now. … It’s a great opportunity for me.” The triple-threat of being a contributor on offense, defense and special teams might make Smith a valuable player, but it also will make his learning curve and the transition to pro football an even steeper one. “There’s obviously a learning curve, because I’m learning two positions, so there’s going to be time spent on both positions,” Smith said. “But I think I’m picking it up pretty well. So far, we’re just taking little steps at fullback right now. Hopefully I can help keep taking bigger steps in the future.” PHOTO GALLERY 56shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:2019 Steelers OTAsfeaturedJerry OlsavskyPittsburgh SteelersSteelersSutton Smith Up Next Steelers Sign Justin Layne, Last of 2019 Draft Picks to Ink Contract Don't Miss Double Trouble? Steelers Working Conner, Samuels Together at RB as Part of NFL-Wide Trend Alan Saunders Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers5 hours ago Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Steelers7 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers10 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers4 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Ulysees Gilbert III Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!