The University of Florida Pro Day took place in the rain on Monday, but that didn’t stop Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake from showing up to take in the activities.
Jeff Barlis of ESPN.com spotted Lake in attendance and was actually able to get a quote from him regarding the wet weather.
“You kind of feel sorry for these guys working out in these conditions,” said Lake.
Lake was obviously there to watch Florida cornerbacks Marcus Roberson, Loucheiz Purifoy and Jaylen Watkins do their thing. Watkins, the brother of Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, is the most intriguing of the three, but did not run as he is still recovering from a sprained Achilles tendon. He did, however, participate in position drills.
The Steelers are expected to draft at least one cornerback this coming May and more than likely they will double up at that position the way they did in 2011.