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Pittsburgh Steelers sign defensive back Trey Johnson

One member of the ‘Nova “No Fly Zone” will be taking his talents to Pittsburgh.

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You can’t teach speed, and it was evident that Trey Johnson had that at Villanova’s pro day in March.

The 5-foot-11 speedster had a few cracks at the 40-yard dash in front of many different scouts representing various teams, and he was able to post an impressive 4.33 seconds. He also excelled in other drills and met with a handful of teams afterwards. One of those teams was the one that ended up signing him after the NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Johnson has appeared in every single game he was physically able to play in, since coming to Villanova. This past season, Johnson had 45 tackles, with two interceptions, and a team-high 13 pass breakups.

He has three years of starting experience to his name. He was one of two undrafted free agents coming from that FCS level that the Steelers will be bringing in.