Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert admitted the team is "tracking" the top cornerbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft. Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin are traveling to as many college Pro Days as physically possible, attempting to get the inside scoop on potential draft picks for Pittsburgh with the 25th overall selection.
Despite Colbert's comments on the top cornerbacks, don't be fooled into thinking the team isn't doing their homework, or showing interest, in other cornerback prospects who might be available to them in the draft. One of those defensive backs? Temple cornerback Tavon Young.
The Steelers visited Temple's Pro Day to watch Young up-close-and-personal, but the team clearly wants to get to know Young better, as they are reportedly hosting the defensive back for a pre-draft visit in Pittsburgh. Per NFL Insider Aaron Wilson, the Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are two teams planning on hosting Young, while he will work out for a myriad of other organizations.
Although standing at 5-feet 9-inches, Young plays a very physical brand of football, one which most describe as 'feisty'. Nonetheless, some have reservations regarding Young's knee, which he underwent surgery on prior to his Senior season, but he he had 41 tackles, five for losses, a sack and seven pass breakups in his final college campaign.
Young is expected to be a mid-to-late round draft pick, but after his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, and at Temple's Pro Day, many are suggesting he could be selected as early as the third round.