Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has played against some pretty good cornerbacks during his time in the league so when it comes to going against his own rookie teammates that play the position, he’s probably a good player to ask about their development.
After Tuesdays OTA practice, Brown was asked to comment on what he’s seen so far out of second-round cornerback Senquez Golson.
“Really like 27,” Brown said of Steelers of the rookie, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. “Smooth guy, doesn’t really say too much. Seems like he’s focusing on his business. I’m liking what I’m seeing from him.”
Brown went on to tell Fowler that he likes the way Golson is “always fighting to the finish” on plays that he’s beat on and that’s encouraging for the 5-foot-8.5 Mississippi product.
Golson has reportedly been getting a lot of reps at the slot position so far during the Steelers OTA practices in addition to playing some outside. While Brown’s endorsement of Golson is nice and probably expected at this time of the offseason, the fact that the league’s leading receiver from last season in both catches and yardage was specific in his edification of the rookie is encouraging.
Golson led the SEC in interceptions last season and while he’s not expected to become a starter by the beginning of the season, he’ll likely start to see his playing time increase during the second-half of the season.