10 realistic replacements Steelers could find for CB Steven Nelson

Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Casey Hayward #26 of the Los Angeles Chargers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Tyson Campbell #3 of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Tyson Campbell

Tyson Campbell is a step above Layne on this list, but that is due solely to the fact that he is two years behind in his development than Layne is. Campbell is the lesser of the two Georgia corners entering the draft (again, more on the other later). That said, he is garnering a lot of attention due to his prototypical size and athleticism. The issue is, his game tape leaves quite a bit to be desired.

While all of his physical traits appear on tape, they don’t always translate to great games. His coverage was overall lacking, but his athleticism helped him cover those deficiencies. Unfortunately, the NFL has far better offenses, and relying purely on athleticism won’t turn him into an elite starter. As well, he lacked big plays, as he only registered one career interception. Altogether, his tape makes it seem like he needs a year or two before being counted on as a full-time starter.

Now, if Campbell was a third-round pick, taking him and developing him would be fine. He is garnering first-round consideration though, and the more than likely it would cost the Steelers their second-round pick to obtain him if not their first. For that kind of investment, the team would need him to play a lot earlier on. He isn’t there yet, making him a less than ideal candidate to fill in for Nelson.