It is no surprise the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with safety prospects at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. However, the prospects they formally meet with is certainly worth noting, and the latest to add to the growing list is Duke safety Jeremy Cash.
Duke safety Jeremy Cash said he'll be meeting formally with the Steelers tomorrow.— Jason Mackey (@Mackey_PGH) February 27, 2016
Cash was a highly recruited player out of the Miami, FL area, and chose Ohio State as his college of choice, but after one year with the Buckeyes, transferred to Duke to finish his college career. It was at Duke where he thrived by having three seasons with 100 or more tackles. His senior season was his crowning achievement as he posted 101 tackles with 18.0 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and 2.5 sacks as a senior, earning ACC defensive player of the year and All-American honors, all despite missing the Pinstripe Bowl due to wrist surgery.
Cash is projected as a second round pick, and the 6-foot 1-inch safety is versatile enough to play a slot cornerback role, as well as a safety in the box. He is lauded for his run-stopping ability, but coverage seems to be the weakest point of his game.
The Steelers love players with versatility, and Cash has plenty of that as he could technically line up at safety, slot cornerback or even in sub packages as an extra run defender to play in the box. A worthwhile prospect to keep an eye on leading up to the draft, and especially on draft day.