Steelers Sign Third-Round CB Justin Layne, Wrap Up Draft Class


The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they’ve signed third-round CB Justin Layne to a four-year contract. 

The Steelers have now officially signed their entire 2019 draft class:

10.1.Devin BushLBMichiganSigned
66.3.Diontae JohnsonWRToledoSigned
83.3.Justin LayneCBMichigan StateSigned
122.4.Benny SnellRBKentuckySigned
141.5.Zach GentryTEMichiganSigned
175.6.Sutton SmithOLBNIUSigned
192.6.Isaiah BuggsDTAlabamaSigned
207.6.Ulysees GilbertILBAkronSigned
219.7.Derwin GrayGMarylandSigned

Layne, 21, was selected with the No. 83 overall in the third round of this year’s draft by the Steelers. He’s projected to sign a four-year, $3,785,655 contract that includes a $918,664 signing bonus.

During his three-year college career at MSU, Layne recorded 130 tackles, a half sack, three interceptions, a defensive touchdown, a forced fumble and 24 pass defenses over the course of 31 games.

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