5 cornerbacks on Steelers draft radar after cutting Steven Nelson

Defensive back Eric Stokes. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)
Defensive back Eric Stokes. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images) /
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Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Tyson Campbell (3). Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Tyson Campbell

Tyson Campbell is a player we have to assume is going to be relatively high on Pittsburgh’s draft radar based on the simple fact that Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert were on hand to observe him and Eric Stokes at Georgia’s Pro Day. Neither cornerback disappointed either when it comes to speed, as they each put up some incredible numbers.

While he didn’t run quite as fast as Stokes, Campbell still blazed with a 4.39 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, and he is widely considered the better overall prospect between the two. At 6’1” and 193 pounds, Campbell has ideal traits to be an outside starting cornerback in the NFL, and he is aided by plus athletic traits. Playing at Georgia, Campbell went up against some of the best wide receiver talent the SEC had to offer in 2020, and he adds an intriguing amount of upside.

The Steelers must know that they won’t be able to get away with the current lack of depth they have at the cornerback position, and Campbell could be an ideal candidate to slide in at cornerback for Steven Nelson opposite of Joe Haden. Campbell had his inconsistencies this past season, but the upside is there, and he probably won’t make it back around for Pittsburgh’s second-round pick.