Steelers land CB in new ESPN mock draft
If you found your way here after reading the headline, welcome. If you came here as a Pittsburgh Steelers fan hoping to see ESPN’s Todd McShay giving the Steelers Penn State cornerback Joey Porter Jr. in his new one-round mock draft, prepare to be disappointed.
McShay passed on Porter, letting him fall to the No. 19 pick and instead gave the Steelers Mississippi State cornerback Emmanuel Forbes. Here’s what he had to say about the pick:
Forbes is flying up my board just like he flew in the 40-yard dash on Friday night, posting a 4.35. He has great ball production, picking off 14 passes and breaking up 18 more over three seasons. That fits with the Steelers, who led the league with 20 interceptions last season but could lose Cameron Sutton to free agency. Forbes also measured in at 6-1 and 166 pounds at the combine. Yes, 166 pounds. That might scare some teams off in Round 1, but they shouldn’t discount the high-level instincts and body control that we see on tape.
I acknowledge Forbes is a talented football player and that speed is enticing. But you’ve got to sell me pretty hard to convince me a 166-pound cornerback is worth the No. 17 overall pick. Let us know in the comments if you would be OK with this pick for the Steelers.
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