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Consistency Will Be Key For Tre Norwood This Season

Value-wise, defensive back Tre Norwood was the Pittsburgh Steelers' best pick of their 2021 draft class.

Since his rookie season, the former 7th-round pick has made six career starts and has accumulated 61 tackles, an interception, four tackles for loss, and four passes defensed.

The one area of concern, however, is missed tackles. This past season, Norwood registered a missed tackle percentage of 17.9%, a huge jump from his rookie season, when he registered 9.5%.

For Norwood to find a stable place on the Steelers defense, he needs to improve this aspect quickly while continuing his strong play when targeted, as his completion and passer ratio allowed numbers dramatically improved from his rookie season.

With new additions to the Steelers secondary, one could make the argument that there may no longer be a place for Norwood. Yet, as it stands, he is one of the few on the roster capable of playing at both the safety and nickelback positions. Considering the value the team places on this type of versatility, Norwood's place on the team is somewhat secure.

Entering his third season, Norwood will need to take the steps necessary to become a more reliable tackler if he wants to have a bigger role on defense. With the competition that awaits, he will need to change this weakness quickly before it is too late.

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