Another rookie cornerback could be primed to breakout for the Steelers
Most will turn towards Porter when you think about a cornerback that impressed during minicamp, but there is another young player at the position to monitor. Cory Trice Jr. was a seventh-round pick by the Steelers this past draft and has done nothing but impress to this point. He was a tremendous value in the seventh round as most thought he would go early on day three.
He was there for the taking and Pittsburgh felt his value was too hard to pass on despite other needs still on the board. Trice was a proven player during his college days at Purdue, one concern about him around the draft was his health. Everything seems to be checking out nicely for both Trice and the Steelers heading into training camp.
Most reporters in attendance that got to watch practices said that Trice was one of the more noticeable players on the field. Both he and Porter share a lot of the same attributes that the black and gold love in their corners. Both are long, tall, and willing to play aggressive press man coverage, which is a hard thing to find.
Porter is going to be one of the starters on the outside for this defense at cornerback. Peterson will either line up in the slot or the opposite outside spot of Porter. If Peterson ends up in the slot, then the opposite side of Porter will be open for competition. Trice has a long way to go before becoming a starter, but his current trajectory could land him there.