Stephon Tuitt NFL Draft 2014: Grading Steelers' 2nd-Round Pick

Team Stream Now@@bleacherreportB/R VideoMay 10, 2014

Getty Images

Stephon Tuitt, the Notre Dame defensive tackle, was drafted 46th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL draft. Tuitt showed serious promise in his sophomore season, and that promise was too much for the Steelers to pass up. 

Tuitt dominated in 2012, earning second-team All-American honors. However, the talented tackle couldn't keep the momentum going last season, struggling to replicate his form from the previous year, as he dealt with fitness and injury issues. 

There's no denying that the former Irish is physically gifted. Quick off the snap, he's athletic and capable of wreaking havoc in opposing backfields. He's got a big frame and is incredibly strong on top of his athleticism. 

However, Tuitt's focus came into question during last season, as he tried to get fit and make a consistent impact. He's still raw as a tackle and will need time to develop once he reaches the pros. He had injury issues during college, which could be a concern now as well.

Will the former Notre Dame standout live up to his considerable potential? Or will his focus and rawness cost him? Watch as our draft experts discuss Tuitt's ceiling and what he brings to the NFL

Related

    Harrison: There's No Hard Feelings with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers logo
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Harrison: There's No Hard Feelings with Steelers

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report

    Bell Works Out in Miami Rather Than with Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers logo
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Bell Works Out in Miami Rather Than with Steelers

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Pats Have Expressed Interest in Josh Rosen

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Report: Pats Have Expressed Interest in Josh Rosen

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    The Draft QBs Nobody's Talking About 👀

    Pittsburgh Steelers logo
    Pittsburgh Steelers

    The Draft QBs Nobody's Talking About 👀

    Sean Tomlinson
    via Bleacher Report