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Old 02-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: Draft a corner.

This is a deep cornerback draft, one of the deepest in recent memory by most everyone's estimation. Translation: there's no need to overpay for a quality corner. Any of the top 10-15 cornerbacks this year can and should be solid starters by 2012 at the latest. This list is just one of many, but all of the top 12 will be pretty much the same no matter who's making it:
  1. Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 212.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Projected Round (2011): Top 4 Pick.
  2. Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2011): Top 10 Pick.
  3. Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
    Projected Round (2011): Top 25 Pick.
  4. Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2011): 2.
  5. Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 189.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2011): 2.
  6. Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 180.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.
  7. Kendric Burney, CB, North Carolina
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 181.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.
  8. Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.
  9. Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.
  10. Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 187.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-4.
  11. Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-4.
  12. DeMarcus Van Dyke, CB, Miami
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 168.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2011): 3-5

If the Steelers really wanted to do so, they could have two of these guys with their first three picks, get an O-lineman with the other and feel pretty good about their draft.
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