Round 7: S Weston Steelhammer, Air Force (6’2 | 200 | 4.50)
He might have the perfect name for a hard hitting safety from the Air Force, but he backs it up with the type of play you’d expect from a guy with such a perfect moniker. Steelhammer is a three-time, All-Mountain West selection at safety who has excelled against both the run and pass.
He’s underrated due to a lack of legit NFL prospects from the service academies and a perceived lack of athleticism, but his numbers tell a different story. He’s been productive as either a free or strong safety with 227 tackles in three years as a starter and leads all current CFB players with 17 career interceptions. Steelhammer has the versatility to play in the box against run-heavy teams or play as a deep free safety against teams with more explosive offenses.
He can literally do it all from the safety position with the speed to run down ball carriers sideline-to-sideline with 21 tackles for loss and the ball skills and instincts to make an impact in pass coverage. In the short-term, Steelhammer could be an asset on special team but I wouldn’t have him listed here if I didn’t think he could develop into a starting NFL safety. The combination of Steelhammer and 4th round mock pick Eddie Jackson might be the two best safeties on the Bears roster right now.
In the short-term, Steelhammer could be an asset on special teams but I wouldn’t have him listed here if I didn’t think he could develop into a starting NFL safety. The combination of Steelhammer and 4th round mock-pick Eddie Jackson might be the two best safeties on the Bears roster right now.
Undrafted Free Agent Targets:
S Xavier Woods, La Tech; DL Pat O’Connor, Eastern Michigan; WR Zach Pascal, Old Dominion; TE Tyrone Swoopes, Texas, QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss; WR Austin Carr, Northwestern; CB Jack Tocho, NC St; S Orion Stewart, Baylor; WR Speedy Noil, Texas A&M; QB Josh Dobbs, Tennessee; CB Jeremy Cutrer, Middle Tennessee St; OT Greg Pyke, Georgia; RB Aaron Jones, UTEP; WR Boom Williams, Kentucky