BIOGRAPHY: All-Conference selection as a senior after becoming a full-time starter then leading LSU with 101 tackles and 6 interceptions while also breaking up 7 passes. Junior totals included 42/4/9 when he started two games.
POSITIVES: Nice sized safety that works hard on and off the field. Instinctive, quickly diagnoses the action and takes good angles to the play. Aggressive in all aspects of the game and an intimidating presence in centerfield who aggressively lays his shoulders into ball handlers. Quick in run defense and wraps up tackling.
NEGATIVES: Lacks top sideline-to-sideline range and slow getting to the flanks in coverage. Marginal closing and recovery speed.
ANALYSIS: Steltz comes off a terrific senior campaign in which he improved almost every area of his game. He does not possess the great speed yet his smarts, tenacity and ball skills makes him well suited for a zone system.