Ranking Pittsburgh Steelers’ Top CB Options in 2015 NFL Draft

April 22, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a position they are not used to. They are in a state of transition with their defense. While the front seven is staying primarily the same, they no longer have defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, and the secondary will look almost completely different.
While Mike Mitchell is holding down one safety position, Troy Polamalu cannot just be replaced. Shamarko Thomas is being pegged as the starter, but he's a question mark as to what he can do in a full-time starting role. At least the Steelers have Will Allen as a fallback at that position.
Cornerback, however, is a much bigger question mark. Losing Ike Taylor to injury then retirement led the Steelers to use Cortez Allen and Brice McCain opposite William Gay. McCain signed with the Dolphins, and Allen has proven that he is not starting-cornerback material. They wouldn't have been 27th in pass defense if he was.
Suffice to say, since they did not find one during the offseason, the Stee...

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