Potential Day Three Draft Targets For The Steelers
With day two of the 2014 NFL Draft now in the books, the Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to address the wide receiver and cornerback positions like so many of us thought they would by now. With six picks still scheduled to be made, however, day three should include at least one player from both of those positions.
The Steelers currently only have one pick in the fourth round and if they were to use it on a wide receiver, either South Carolina’s Bruce Ellington or Clemson’s Martavis Bryant could be potential targets. Both players where brought to Pittsburgh for pre draft visits and both will likely hear their names called soon.
If cornerback is the route the Steelers choose to go in the fourth round, Lindenwood’s Pierre Desir, Utah’s Keith McGill, Duke’s Ross Cockrell and Florida’s Jaylen Watkins could be potential targets, Cockrell and Watkins, however, might could be had in round five or later. So far, only nine cornerbacks have been selected, so that pace will likely pick up early on Saturday.
Minnesota safety Brock Vereen was brought to Pittsburgh for a pre draft visit and he will likely come off the board sometime in the fourth round. Arizona State linebacker Carl Bradford was also a pre draft visitor and by the looks of things he could slide into the fifth or six round.
A few decent tight end prospects remain on the board as Massachusetts’ Rob Blanchflower and Georgia’s Arthur Lynch seem to be destined to be fifth round or later selections.
Back to the wide receivers. If the Steelers are looking to go “tall” later on day three Rutgers’ Brandon Coleman, Pittsburgh’s Devin Street and Missouri’s L’Damian Washington can likely be had from the fifth round on.
If defensive line coach John Mitchell is still banging the table for another versatile defensive lineman, Penn State’s DaQuan Jones remains unclaimed after two days of selecting.
These are some names to get you started, so feel free to add a few more in the comments below.