Steelers Stay Close to Home

Pittsburgh took Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward with the #31 pick:

Maybe not as good a story as the Pouncey twins, but the Steelers played their own game of all in the family when they drafted Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward on the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

Born in Pittsburgh, he follows in the shoes of his father, the late Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, a Pitt running back who also was drafted in the first round, by the New Orleans Saints at No. 24 in 1988. His mother, Charlotte Heyward-Blackwell, is a Pittsburgh native.

My initial reaction was that I like the pick. I’ve heard in some corners his work ethic being compared to fellow former Buckeye, Vernon Gholston. Upon further research, those fears seem to be overstated if not downright wrong. I’m sticking with “good pick.”

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