SEC, NFL fans react: Jonesboro High’s Cameron Sutton drafted by Steelers

Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft over the weekend.

A Jonesboro High School graduate, Sutton was selected 49th overall in the Draft and was one of six Volunteers drafted. Sutton is joined in the NFL by former teammates quarterback Josh Dobbs, wide receiver Josh Malone, defensive end Derek Barnett, running back Alvin Kamara and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin.

Sutton, from Jonesboro, Ga., and former Alpharetta High School quarterback Dobbs were roommates during their freshman years at Tennessee. Dobbs was drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round.

Sutton played in seven games at defensive back for Tennessee last season, registering 23 total tackles and one interception. 

In addition to Sutton and Dobbs, the Steelers’s big name draft picks were Pitt running back James Connor, Southern California wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Wisconsin linebacker TJ Watt.

Here’s what NFL and Tennessee fans had to say about Sutton’s move to Pittsburgh: 

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