NFL Draft Steelers Select Justin Layne with 83rd Overall Pick Published 4 months ago on April 26, 2019 By Donnie Druin 4shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailAfter selecting Toledo WR Diontae Johnson with their first third round pick (from a trade with the Oakland Raiders), the Pittsburgh Steelers used their final pick on day two to select Justin Layne, cornerback from Michigan State. The Steelers saw more than their fair share of troubles in the defensive secondary last year, and after signing Steven Nelson in the off-season, drafting a cornerback was made a top priority for Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers just got the best cornerback in the draft. Justin Layne is an absolute steal. — Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 27, 2019 Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Layne (6-2, 192 lbs) presents a big body for the Steelers in the secondary, playing as a physical man coverage corner. The Steelers were not shy about their interest in Layne, a cornerback who can contest jump balls and could potentially become a starter for Pittsburgh in the near future. Layne is the prototypical cornerback for the Steelers, and being able to snag him in the third round can be considered an absolute steal. Brett Keisel bringing #daBeard to Nashville to announce our third-round pick, DB Justin Layne.#SteelersDraft | @_jlayne pic.twitter.com/VJ77bK3bP8 — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 27, 2019 4shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:2019 NFL DraftfeaturedJustin Layne Michigan StatePittsburgh Steelers Up Next Steelers Think They Found an Antonio Brown Replacement in Diontae Johnson Don't Miss Steelers Select Diontae Johnson With the 66th Overall Pick Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral Steelers All 91: DL Conor Sheehy 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 Steelers10 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers10 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers11 hours ago Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers10 hours 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!