Steelers disappoint fans in all-too-realistic NFL mock draft

Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Baron Browning (5).
Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Baron Browning (5). /
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Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Shaun Wade (24). Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports /

Shaun Wade. 4. player. 812. . Cornerback. Buckeyes

Steelers mock draft round 4: Shaun Wade

Despite being a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist last season, I was not a big fan of Shaun Wade’s college tape. At 6’0” and 196 pounds, Wade has the tools to be an outside cornerback in the NFL, but he gave up far too many big plays at Ohio State and always seemed to be a half-a-second late to each play.

Wade could turn things around in the NFL with some good coaching and the fourth round isn’t a bad spot to take him, but he might always be a player who is on the outside looking in. He needs to make some big improvements, but he has the potential to be a starter a few years down the road.

Seminoles . Janarius Robinson. 4. player. 804. . Edge defender

Steelers mock draft round 4 (comp.): Janarius Robinson

I can certainly see a scenario where the Steelers address the edge rusher position much earlier than this, but after taking Baron Browning in the first round, perhaps they could plan to use him in a hybrid role. Janarius Robinson is a player Pittsburgh’s brass got a great look at during Florida State’s Pro Day and he has impressive size and tools for the position.

Robinson could come right in and compete with Cassius Marsh for snaps in the defensive rotation at outside linebacker as well as be a core special teams contributor. If he’s still on the board at this point, this pick makes a lot of sense.