Unheralded players who should be kept off the market by their teams


Sutton did not become a full-time starter until 2021, his fifth year in the league, after he signed a two-year extension with Pittsburgh, but the Steelers’ continued investment in the 2017 third-round pick paid off handsomely this past season. He established a no-fly zone on the right side of the defense in 2022, allowing just 32 receptions on 72 targets. His 44.4 percent completion rate allowed in coverage was the fifth-lowest by any defender with at least 50 targets in a season since 2016. While it will be hard for Sutton to repeat that performance, the Steelers would be wise to shore up their secondary by retaining this homegrown talent.