Steelers 2015 Draft: What To Expect On Day 2

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Potential 2nd Round Selections

If the Steelers didn’t draft a cornerback in Round 1, they most certainly should and need to in Round 2. That said, there are other directions the Steelers could go.

And, don’t count out a trade up to make any of these happen…

Quentin Rollins: CB/S, Miami (OH)

Rollins should be on the board still by the time the Steelers select at 56. Our draft guru, Dom DiTolla had this to say about Rollins:

"The former point guard recorded 72 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 16 PDs and 7 INTs while he emerged as one of the MAC’s best defensive players. Rollins possesses good size (5’11” 195 lbs.), fluid hips, quick feet and ball-skills for a player at his position, and his instincts serve him quite well when he is matched up in off-man or zone coverage. In addition, the former Redhawk is an aggressive run defender who takes good angles, tackles very well and can shed blocks to get to opposing ball carriers. Where Rollins tends to struggle, as with most prospects with his limited collegiate experience, is with technical issues such as using his hands to press opposing receivers and his overall footwork. I do question Rollins’ long-speed when I watch him on tape, and he peeks in the backfield quite often due to his aggressiveness. In turn, one has to be worried about him getting beat deep if he is unable to lock up opposing receivers at the line of scrimmage in man coverage."

 Alex Carter: CB, Stanford

The CB class is the deepest it’s been in quite some time, and so the Steelers should have their pick of the Round 2 litter when it comes to this position. Carter is another corner who would easily make his way on the field through nickel packages and move up the depth charts from there.

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Dom had this to say quickly about Carter:

"Due to the depth of this cornerback class, I would rather see the Steelers fill that particular need on the second day. Carter is a player who fits Pittsburgh’s defensive scheme perfectly due to his ability to play press, disciplined off-man and zone coverages. The former Cardinal is an adept tackler in the run game, and should be an instant contributor in the Steelers’ beleaguered secondary."

Jake Fisher: OT, Oregon

Alright, just sit back down and quit yelling at me. This pick actually makes a lot of sense when you break it down for the Steelers. Kelvin Beachum and Mike Adams are free agents at the end of the season. Beachum, even though has served well at LT, could be even better at spelling the waning Marcus Gilbert.

Adams will be a free agent, but he is the next best bloody backup for this fragile O-line – which should make anyone get a cold chill up their spine.

Fisher is a very solid pick at this point. He fills need and is a high value in the 2nd Round. And, let’s face it, Pitt OT T.J. Clemmings will be gone before even the 50th pick.

Dom has this to say about Fisher:

"Fisher has a great frame (6’6” 306 lbs.), long arms (33.75”) and good foot-speed and agility to become a solid left tackle at the professional level. On tape, the former Duck illustrated that he has the athletic ability to be a dangerous blocker in a zone-based ground attack, and his penchant for playing in space and at the second level are huge pluses. Armed with a nasty attitude and active hands, there is plenty to like about Fisher’s NFL future after what he did at Oregon (50 games and 35 starts). At times, Fisher showed some issues when it came to anchoring at the point of attack and it would help if he added more weight and strength during the early stages of his NFL career. In addition, it would not hurt if Fisher maintained a more consistent pad level in pass protection."

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