Gerod Holliman to Pittsburgh: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

May 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One position the Pittsburgh Steelers did not address in the 2015 NFL draft going into the seventh round was safety. This was interesting, because with the loss of Troy Polamalu and the delayed development of Shamarko Thomas, it appeared that it was going to be a high priority.
However, through six rounds and seven selections, there was no new safety on the team. So, as the Steelers went on the clock with pick No. 239, safety had to be on the mind. And sure enough, Pittsburgh did opt for a safety, and it chose one who has some fascinating potential.
Louisville safety Gerod Holliman was the pick and a nice way to wrap up what has been an incredibly successful draft. However, it is difficult to project just how good or awful Holliman will be in the NFL. That is because the facets of his game are stark contrasts of each other. 
First, let’s take a look at Holliman by the numbers:
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 218 lbs
Arms: 32”
40-Yard ...

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