Steelers Scouts at University of Maine Pro Day, CB Kendall James one to watch

James has athleticism and technical skill, he just doesn't have size. Stick in him a weight room and a buffet, he could develop into a solid nickel corner.

It's no secret the Steelers are going to select at least one cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft. It's a question of where in the draft, and what kind of cornerback they want to work to develop.

University of Maine (FCS) CB Kendall James is a fast and physical player to watch in the later rounds. He received a Combine invite in February, and ran a 4.44 40-yard dash, as well as a 6.81 3-cone. He stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 180 pounds.

His size and test numbers compare very similarly to Steelers cornerback (and 2007 fifth round pick) William Gay's - just with a touch more speed and seven pounds lighter.

This isn't confirmation the Steelers are interested solely in James, but he's the one who stood out the most on the Black Bears' team. He runs well and plays at least at that speed, and is a willing tackler. The biggest issue he'll face, clearly, is size and strength (nine reps at 225, some might say is impressive due to his weight, but that's prescisely the issue), but he's an excellent athlete with great speed and at least good enough form to make tackles in the open field.

He could be a nice nickel package compliment a year or two down the line.

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