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CFL CB Delvin Breaux works out for Pittsburgh

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One of the best cornerbacks in the CFL has caught the interest of 18 NFL teams, and the Steelers are amongst them

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With a deep 2015 Draft class full of talented, but unproven cornerbacks, the Pittsburgh Steelers' interests seems to be piqued towards the northern border, as the team has reportedly brought standout CFL CB Delvin Breaux for a workout, according to Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter.

The six-foot-one Breaux is considered by many the most talented defensive back in the CFL, with teammate's and scouts declaring the talented cornerback is 'pro-ready', with some declaring he will be a Week 1 NFL starter in the 2015 season.

Breaux was a highly recruited player in high school and set to attend Louisiana State University after accepting a schoilarship from Les Miles.  During his senior year of high school, however, Breaux suffered a life-threatening injury during a kickoff, in which he fractured several vertebrae.  Breaux attended LSU, but was never medically cleared to play and eventually left the school.

Breaux went on to play two seasons in the Arena League before signing with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he became an all-star.

A tall, rangy corner, Breaux is also nearly 200 pounds, so his size could be an ideal attribute for the Steelers.  With the 27th ranked pass defense in the league during the 2014 season and two big contributors in Brice McCain and Antwan Blake set to become free agents, the Steelers could do a lot worse than signing a 25-year old who is considered a future No. 1 cornerback.

With as many as 18 other teams interested in Breaux's services, the young CFL standout could prove to be a highly coveted commodity.