Steelers 7-round mock draft: Trade helps the OL and defense
By Andrew Falce
Steelers round four
Heading into day three of the draft is all about taking calculated risks and adding players that could eventually develop. Essentially a boom or bust player, Cordale Flott made the surprising decision to forgo his final season at LSU and declare for the draft. While he had been a starter for the past two seasons with the Tigers, he was a player most thought would need a senior season to refine his coverage skills.
What Flott has is decent size, good athleticism, and above-average man coverage skills. He lacks in most of the other categories though, thus making him a big projection for the NFL. In no way should Flott see the field early unless it is absolutely necessary, as he will likely be fooled by the sharper route runners in the league. His tackling could also use a bit of work, as he is pretty light and typically avoids contact.
Assuming he takes his first season or two and adds some weight, works on his coverage, and improves as a tackler, there is a real chance Flott develops into a starter. LSU has one of the premier defensive back histories in the league, and Flott could add his name to that hat. To be clear though, he needs a lot of work. There is as good of a chance that he flames out, but if he can develop properly, the Steelers could get a steal. He would be worth the risk in the fourth round.