The latest first round mocks by Rob Rang and Dane Brugler of CBS Sports were released Monday and both of the draftniks have the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting a cornerbacks with the 22nd overall pick.
Like his last mock draft, Rang has the Steelers still taking Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes and his reason as to why has not changed.
The secondary has arguably been the Steelers’ biggest weakness all season. Waynes possesses terrific length (6-1, 183 pounds), fluidity and ball-skills.
As for Brugler this week, he has the Steelers taking Miami (Ohio) cornerback Quinten Rollins, who only played one season of college football after playing basketball for four.
The Steelers’ aging secondary puts defensive back high on their needs list this offseason. Although still raw, Rollins is an intriguing size/quickness prospect who should continue and get better with more reps.
While I certainly like both Waynes and Rollins, you have to wonder if the former will still be on the board at 22 and if it would be way too early for the latter.
With the combine quickly approaching, we’ll get to see a lot more of both of these young cornerbacks in action in their underwear. We’ve already broken both of these young prospects down for you and I have included those links below.
The Steelers haven’t drafted a cornerback in the first round since they selected Chad Scott way back in 1997, so it’s easy to see why odds are against them going cornerback at 22nd overall this year.
Feel free to discuss both Waynes and Rollins a little more in the comments.