Steelers mock draft: QB of the future added and depth filled

Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Matt Corral #2 of the Mississippi Rebels. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Coby Bryant #7 of the Cincinnati Bearcats (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

Steelers round 4

Heading into day three, the focus has to be less on filling needs and more on finding the best pure talents left in the class. Essentially any position is on the board, and the Steelers should be focused on talent and fit more than position. That said, Coby Bryant would be a tempting player to target in the fourth round if he were available. While his running mate is the craze of the draft, Bryant also had a good career at Cincinnati.

Where Bryant excels is in coverage. He has the size and ability to play either man or zone and be effective there. As well, playing across one of the best cornerbacks in college, Bryant has been able to sharpen his tools due to being regularly targeted. He will need some work at the next level, but he can easily develop into a capable coverage cornerback.

His main issues stem from his tackling. Despite playing at a good size, he isn’t a physical player when he tackles. That would have to be changed in the Steelers defense. As well, he is only a marginal athlete. He isn’t bad by any means, but he isn’t a twitch athletic freak. He has the potential to be a starter long-term though, and given the team’s secondary woes in the past, retooling this unit is a must in this draft.