Steelers DB Coach Carnell Lake Recruited CB Shaquille Richardson At UCLA

The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake knows all about new cornerback Shaquille Richardson as he recruited him when he was a coach at UCLA for one season.

Richardson, who the steelers drafted with their first of two fifth round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, accepted a scholarship to UCLA, but when he was arrested on suspicion of felony theft as an incoming freshman, he was released from the program.

Lake says that while Richardson has the versatility to play inside, he sees him staying outside in the Steelers defense.

“Really a tough competitor,” said Lake of Richardson. “Six-feet tall and just a good size. Aggressive, bump and run coverage and does a good job tackling and is a smart, young corner that can come in and contribute.”

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  • RASTA

    Aha! Still too early there coach, but we all wish you the best of luck on turning him into a superstar at the next level. Go Steelers!

  • KenNYSteelerFan

    Awesome. Finally a corner. Interesting though that they passes on Vince Hampton and Marcus Roberson. Gotta trust the coaching staff though.

  • steeltown

    I hope he makes the cut. We need to turn some of these young guys into contributors and we need his size and speed in the secondary

  • Jacob Dixon

    At least he has ball skills

  • Ike Evans

    I swear they let C Lake pick a guy every year…hand pick his own late round CB ….hope this one makes the team unlike the last one

  • shawn

    i have my doubts with this one … another wasted pick I’m afraid

  • shawn

    maybe they should stop …. cuz it aint working !

  • Matt Manzo

    They passed on so many guys! I wish I was in the war room so bad!