Aliquippa’s Dravon Askew-Henry on signing with Steelers: ‘This is my home’
Undrafted players and their agents often talk about the frenzied minutes and hours after an NFL Draft’s completion when a quick decision with major life ramifications needs to be made in short order.
Aliquippa’s Dravon Askew-Henry didn’t see it as having to make any decision at all after seven rounds were completed late last month without his name being called.
“I already knew what I wanted to do,” Askew-Henry said Friday. “If I was undrafted, I already knew where I wanted to go.
“This is my home.”
“Home” for Askew-Henry is the greater Pittsburgh area. So after he set a West Virginia record for most games started (51), Askew-Henry signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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A 6-foot, 202-pound safety, Askew-Henry joins a position group that likely has an opening for a rookie to snag a roster spot if he performs well over the summer.
“I’m undrafted,” Askew-Henry said, “so I mean, I have to prove something to myself, to my teammates and my coaches.
“I wouldn’t want it no other way.”
Chris Adamski is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .