Steelers coach Mike Tomlin supplied some reward for Soccer Crew rookie defensive finish Chase Younger throughout Monday’s recreation, by saying Tomlin wouldn’t need to have the ability to draft a participant nearly as good as Younger.
In footage shot by NFL Films, Tomlin approached Younger on the sphere and informed him that he would by no means need to choose excessive sufficient to take somebody like Younger.
“I don’t ever need to lose sufficient video games to get a man such as you,” Tomlin informed Younger. “You’ve acquired to lose 14, 15 video games to get a man who seems such as you.”
Washington took Younger with the second general choose on this yr’s NFL draft, and that’s territory the place Tomlin doesn’t tread. Since Tomlin turned the Steelers’ head coach in 2007, the very best they’ve ever drafted was No. 10 general in 2019, and to get that choose they needed to commerce up from No. 20. The Steelers simply don’t draft excessive sufficient to get the really elite prospects like Younger, and Tomlin desires to maintain it that manner.