The Pittsburgh Steelers emerged from the 2022 NFL draft weekend with seven selections as well as 10 undrafted free agents. Only using two draft picks on the defensive side of the ball, one for defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal and another for linebacker Mark Robinson, the Steelers used five of their 10 undrafted free agent slots on defenders. With only two defensive backs, both of which are listed as cornerbacks, the Steelers did not address the safety position at all throughout the draft or in signing undrafted free agents.
Despite not adding a safety in the draft, the Steelers did add another player on draft weekend. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Steelers have signed free agent safety Damontae Kazee.
A fifth-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, Kazee appeared in all 16 games his rookie year, getting one start while being used primarily on special teams