It’s that time of year again. The time where the experts (and non-experts) start cranking out mock drafts. ESPN draft guru Mel Kipper Jr. has released his highly anticipated mock draft version 1.0, and he has the Steelers taking Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson at No. 22.
If you thought CB was the “cool pick” last year, this year it’s going to be off the hook. Nonetheless, most of Steeler Nation probably will applaud at a first round CB, regardless of who he is.
Johnson is 6′ 0″, 175 lbs and started 41 games at Wake Forrest. I’ll do a complete report on Johnson, and other potential Steelers CB prospects in the future. The Steelers haven’t taken a CB in the first round since 1997 when they drafted Chad Scott.
Jeremiah has the Steelers taking Gerrod Holliman in the first round. Holliman is a free safety out of Louisville. The 6’0, 201 lbs defensive back saw his first year as starter in 2014, and recorded 14 interceptions. 14. He’s hard to watch honestly, because a) he looks a little lost at times (at least in the games I’ve seen so far) and b) he doesn’t look like he’s a fan of tackling in run support.
Of course these and other expert mocks will most likely change in the coming weeks and months, but it’s interesting to get a feel for who these big name media guys think the Steelers should select with the 22nd pick.