All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2022 offseason roster.
20 • Cameron Sutton, sixth-year cornerback
5-foot-11, 188 pounds
Acquired: Drafted by the Steelers with the No. 94 overall pick in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Last season: Sutton started the season out as the team’s starting outside cornerback, replacing the departed Steven Nelson, but by the end of the season, he was also working back in the slot a good bit, where he started his NFL career.
He started 16 games and had a career-high two interceptions, six passes defended, one forced fumble and 52 tackles.
Career: Sutton played in just five games as a rookie in 2017, but has seen that role grow consistently each year since then, teaming up with Hilton to help manage the team’s slot coverage before expanding his specialty into other areas.
In 2020, Sutton made six starts while playing in all 16 games for the second straight season. He filled an extremely versatile role for the Steelers. He was the team’s primary Dime defensive back, shared time with Mike Hilton as the Nickel back, spelled Minkah Fitzpatrick at free safety and moved to outside corner to fill in for Joe Haden and Steven Nelson. He finished with 30 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, eight passes defended, one interception, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
College: A four-year starter at Tennessee, Sutton’s time in Knoxville was a walking list of accomplishments. He was a freshman All-American a three-time All-SEC pick and a two-time All-American.
He started all 45 games in his career at cornerback and was Tennessee’s starting punt returner in his final three seasons as well.
Camp outlook: With the Steelers re-signing Ahkello Witherspoon and adding Levi Wallace, it’s not clear if Sutton will be in competition with those players for an outside corner role or if he will now be moving back to the slot corner role he played previously.
Future: Sutton’s two-year contract will void after the 022 season.
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