I have yet another two round mock draft to pass along to you with the 2015 NFL Draft now less than two weeks away and this one comes courtesy of NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah.
In the first round of his latest offering, Jeremiah has the Pittsburgh Steelers taking Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones with the 22nd overall selection. In addition to that, Jones is the second cornerback taken in his mock as earlier in the round he has Michigan State’s Trae Waynes going to the Miami Dolphins with the 14th overall selection.
The Steelers need to upgrade their secondary, and Jones is much more than a workout wonder.
If you’ve read the recent scouting report that we posted on Jones, you know that Alex Kozora is probably pleased with Jeremiah’s selection.
The buzz about Jones really started to pick up after the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine and now several draftniks have the Connecticut product being drafted somewhere in the first round.
In the second round of Jeremiah’s latest mock, he has the Steelers double-dipping at the cornerback position and this time he has them selecting Florida State’s P.J. Williams with the 56th overall pick. Williams, who many considered a first-round prospect prior to the combine and his subsequent DUI arrest following his Pro Day, is now going in either the second or third round in most of the major media mock drafts.
The Steelers double down and take another press cornerback.
While I fully expect the Steelers to draft two cornerbacks this year, I will be surprised if they address the position with their first two picks. According to Jeremiah’s board, Utah outside linebacker prospect Nate Orchard is still on the board come time for the Steelers pick in the second round and he might be tough to pass up should that wind up being the case.
Chime in with your comments below and also let me know of anything else in Jeremiah’s latest mock sticks out to you.