5 longshot draft picks that could fall to the Steelers
Caleb Farley CB, Virginia Tech
Caleb Farley is one of the more peculiar players of the first-round talent. Mock drafts had him going everywhere as high as the seventh or eighth pick to falling out of the first round 10% of the time. However, it seemed all but certain he would be off the board by the 20th selection, this no longer a guarantee.
How Farley falls to Pittsburgh
It could have been just as easy to omit Farley from this list in that him falling to the Steelers in that it would not happen. In the last few weeks, his draft prospects became a bit more uncertain. Farley herniated his L5 disc in his vertebrae from working out. As a result, teams have started to back away, at least those in the first third of the draft. Now estimates put him at the Cardinals at the earliest. Assuming they do not take Farley, he could fall further and be available at pick 24.
Why Take Farley
Ok, the need for a corner is not high in the Steelers draft needs. Then again, Farley is the third highest-rated corner in the draft class. The Steelers do have Cam Sutton and Joe Haden returning, not that they are by far the best corners in the NFL. They do get support from Fitzpatrick and Edmunds, which makes them better than average. Adding Farley to the mix would really improve the secondary above where it is, especially with Devin Bush returning as well. Adding Farley could end up giving the rushers a few extra coverage sacks as well. Add Farley in the first round, deal with the offensive line and the rushing game with latter selections.