Breaking Down the Potential of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cortez Allen

August 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected two cornerbacks in the third rounds of different drafts over the past five offseasons. First came Keenan Lewis, a player who eventually became a starter in his fourth season before joining the New Orleans Saints as a free agent in 2013. The other was Curtis Brown, a player who has had his moments on special teams during his first two seasons but has done little to suggest that he will ever be a starter.
Missing on two relatively high picks for such an important position in today's league should have dramatically affected the quality of the Steelers secondary. However, fortunately for the Steelers, a fourth-round pick from the 2011 draft appears set to not only become a starting cornerback, but potentially a star cornerback.
Cortez Allen was selected with the 128th overall choice in the 2011 NFL draft. He was the 19th overall player taken at his position and he came off the board 33 spots after the Steelers selected Brown.
Allen fell in th...

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