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Snapshot: Trai Essex

Snapshot: Trai Essex

Russ Grimm nods his head as the scouting report on Trai Essex whistles by. Quickness, balance, hand use, body control. Yep.

Leverage and explosiveness in the run game. Yep. Can pass protect and play either guard or tackle spots. Yep. Intelligent. No off-the-field problems. Solid family. Yep. Grimm, Essex's new line coach with the Steelers, agrees with all of it. Except this: Soft body. Isn't strong. Inconsistent worker. Questionable maturity. Can be lazy. "I don't know how that 'lazy' tag got hung on him," said Grimm...

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