Ummm, yea, they have gone for volume of late CB picks instead of spending some
earlier round love once in a while. And how has it turned out for them?
Secondary coach Carnell Lake, via Ken Laird on Twitter, said that Allen is “pretty quick, pretty fast, can play both bump and off coverage” and has “a lot of upside.” The Steelers haven’t used high picks on defensive backs in recent years, instead opting to pick them in bunches in the mid-late rounds: William Gay (fifth round in ’07), Ryan Mundy (sixth round in ’08), Keenan Lewis (third round in ’09), Joe Burnett (fifth round in ’09) Crezdon Butler (fifth round round in ’10) and now Brown (third round) and Allen (fourth round) in 2011.
Gay, Mundy, Lewis, Burnett - vomit, barf, shit and puke. Great plan. Keep working
that angle. It's really been working out great for the team so far.