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

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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