Several Pittsburgh Steelers fans are hoping that Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson will be the team’s first round selection this year. While we already know that the team spent a lot of time talking to Johnson and his parents at his March Pro Day, word came out Monday that they also dined with him at that event as well.
Johnson, who finished the 2014 season with 44 tackles, also only allowed 24 receptions in the 12 games that he played in. He was a three-year starter at Wake Forest and would certainly fit a huge need for the Steelers if drafted.
In a Monday interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, the young cornerback compared himself to Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden as he stated the two have a lot of similarities in their game.
Kevin Johnson CB from Wake Forest: I would compare myself to a guy like @joehaden23. He’s a special CB, we have some similarities.
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) April 6, 2015
As you can imagine, the Steelers aren’t the only team interested in possibly drafting Johnson in the first or second round as the young cornerback reportedly has a visit lined up with the Dallas Cowboys after already having worked out for the San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles. He’s also reportedly scheduled to work out for Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals.
The Steelers are expected to have quite a few players in for pre draft visits this month and it will be interesting to see if Johnson is one of them.
The Steelers haven’t drafted a cornerback in the first round of a draft since they selected Chad Scott in 1997. In 2005, however, the team drafted Bryant McFadden out of Florida State in the second round.