The Steelers drafted L.T. Walton, defensive tackle out of Central Michigan, with the first of their two 6th round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.
DL coach John Mitchell on 6th rd pick Leterrius Walton:"He goes by 'L.T.,' and I told him if he can play like 'L.T.' we both gonna be happy"
— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) May 2, 2015
L.T. Walton, whose full first name is Leterrius Walton but goes by “L.T.” much to John Mitchell’s delight, stands at 6’5”and weighs in at 319 pounds. During 4 seasons (plus 1 red shirt year), L.T. Walton played in 54 career games and made 30 starts. Walton recorded 146 tackles (110 solo), nine interceptions, a sack, four tackles for losses and 20 pass break-ups.
Video Highlights of L.T. Walton
Since he’s a defensive player and a late rounder, L.T. Walton doesn’t rate his own dazzling video highlights reel on YouTube. But he does have this from Central Michigan’s game vs. Kansas:
Clearly, Johnny Mitchell has some work to do, but he also has some talent at his disposal.
How L.T. Walton Fits into Steelers Plans
The Steelers have invested heavily the defensive line in recent drafts, and unlike much of the 00’s, they’ve managed to develop their defensive lineman. Cameron Heyward, Steve McClendon and Stephon Tuitt give the Steelers a strong front three, with Daniel McCullers showing a lot of promise as a rookie.
- After that, the Steelers have next to nothing.
The Steelers did have two promising defensive ends on their practice squad, but Nic Williams and Josh Mauro are got poached. L.T. Williams will have a shot at making the Steelers 53 man roster, although to do so he’ll need to show enough to push Cam Thomas and Clifton Geathers off of the team.
Welcome to Steelers Nation L.T. Walton.