The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to take a cornerback, or two, in the early rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft. One of the players on their list of players to watch is Michigan State's Trae Waynes. As the Spartans host their annual pro day for those entering the NFL Draft, head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert were both on hand to witness Waynes up close and personal.
Most experts feel Waynes will be off the board before the 22nd pick, which the Steelers hold, but you can never rule out the team trying to make a move up the board if they feel a player is worth the cost.
Waynes had a great combine workout posting a 4.31 40-yard dash time, 19 repetitions on the 225-pount bench press, 10-foot 2-inch broad jump and a 7.06 on the three-cone drill. Waynes was flat out one of the best defensive backs in the country in 2014, and any NFL franchise would be happy to have him on their roster. Waynes has the look of an NFL-ready player who can step in and contribute from the start of training camp.
The question remains for the Steelers' front office, will they be willing to trade up in the draft to get Waynes, even if it means jeopardizing later round and future draft picks? Fans will have to wait to find out.