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Old 04-30-2011, 12:36 PM   #9
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Default Re: Rest of Needs Addressed

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft...%26year%3d2011

31(95) Curtis Brown CB Texas
What he brings: He is fluid enough to hold up in underneath coverage and fast enough to run with most receivers when his technique is sound. He struggles to recover when out of position, though, and has only average instincts. He is a good value, though, because he can return punts and is an excellent gunner on punt coverage.

How he fits: CB is certainly a need for the Steelers. Bryant McFadden played well in 2010 but Ike Taylor is an aging veteran and free agent who is going to want a lot of money. The cover skills in this secondary probably look better than they really are because of the pass rush, and they are not great in sub packages. Brown could be an inside slot guy with pretty good ball skills, but like most of the Steelers' guys, he is not an elite turn-and-run corner.

(As I said, he is not an elite CB but may be fine in a nickel or dime package. We don't have anything resembling an elite CB on the team and we will pay a price for that. Prepare yourselves now for out D getting burned because of it. - mesa)
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