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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson heads to Steelers

Rotoworld's Josh Norris sends the slightly-framed but talented Johnson to Pittsburgh, a pick that could be the most reasonable considering the post-Combine information being compiled.

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Rotoworld's Josh Norris always provides an articulate and well-reasoned suggestion of picks in the form of a Mock Draft. While he stuck with the general theme of the Steelers going with a cornerback at the 22nd spot in the first round of the 2015 NFL Drafthe does pose a name that should be generating a bit more buzz.

Wake Forest's Kevin Johnson is a good sized but slight framed cornerback with good feet and athleticism. He's an explosive athlete, as evidenced by his 41-inch vertical jump and 10-8 broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he has good technique.

Writes Norris:

Who knows what changes take place with a new play caller on defense. Corner is an obvious area of need, and while there might be a clump of corners in a similar part of the talent spectrum, Johnson and Stanford's Alex Carter are two names to watch.

Johnson is considered below top prospect Trae Waynes and less talented than CB Marcus Peters. Todd McShay sent LSU's Jalen Collins to the Steelers in his recent mock, ahead of Johnson. But Johnson may end up being the best combination of ceiling, athleticism and technique available when the Steelers are on the clock for the 22nd pick.