2014 Draft

Steelers Attracted To Versatility Of New Offensive Lineman Wesley Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers love to have players that are versatile and that’s a great way to define Vanderbilt offensive lineman Wesley Johnson, the second of two fifth round selections made by the Steelers on Saturday.

“The first thing you’ll hear about him is he’s very versatile,” said new offensive line coach Mike Munchak of Johnson. “He’s a guy that’s made over 50 starts in the SEC at all three positions. so he’s a guy that we feel that can come in and play center, guard or tackle depending on where we need him.”

Playing in the SEC means that Johnson is battle tested, according to Munchak.

“He played against guys like [Jadeveon] Clowney last year and played well against top level competition week in and week out for a long time. So that gives you a feeling that he’ll feel very comfortable coming into the NFL and fit in nicely with us.”

During his media conference call, Johnson says he’s most comfortable at tackle but understands his versatility is what the Steelers like.

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