There's been Trae Waynes. And Kevin Johnson. A bunch on Marcus Peters, and even a Jalen Collins worked in.
Now, it's Miami University CB Quinten Rollins, per the Kansas City Star.
I had the Steelers taking (OLB/DE Nate) Orchard, but with him off the board, I feel like Rollins might be a better pick than one of the other remaining pass rushers. The Steelers were subpar on the back end last season, and while Rollins is raw, he displayed impressive athleticism, physicality and ball skills (seven interceptions) in his one season of college football. He's still developing football instincts, but there's a lot to work with here, as he showed promise in press and off-man coverage. The Steelers could also look at somebody like LSU's Jalen Collins (6 feet 2, 198 pounds) who checks all the physical boxes but needs to be more consistent and work on his technique. But at this point, I like Rollins more as a prospect.
One thing we'll agree on is Rollins is raw. He's got a great back story, and his ability to get on the field and actually produce after ending a four-year basketball career is impressive.
The only problem is a fairly noticeable lack of awareness and possibly lack of long speed. He looks the part, and even if his tape shows a few pretty large gaffes in coverage, he's always fighting to get a hit wherever he can.
The Steelers would love to have a player like this to develop. The Steelers are also not in a position where taking a long-term developmental project at 22 is a wise idea. It's not even clear whether he's an NFL cornerback. A 40-time in the 4.5 range, writes NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein may have teams looking at him as a safety.
It may be a better idea to just consider him as a defensive back right now. He'd be a really big cornerback (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) with great feet, but the aggression of a downhill safety.
Rollins is definitely one to keep an eye on at the Combine this week.