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.
Scouts here from the bucs, patriots, colts, steelers, eagles that I've seen so far— Casey Conroy (@CaseyDraftnik) March 24, 2014
He could be a nice nickel package compliment a year or two down the line.