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2017 NFL Draft Results: Pittsburgh Steelers select CB Brian Allen with fifth round pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected CB Brian Allen with their fifth round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Entering the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of draft needs which they needed to address. Outside linebacker, cornerback, safety, defensive line, running back, wide receiver and even quarterback were positions of need to help the black and gold get to the next level in 2017. There have been numerous thoughts and debates regarding what the team will do with the 30th overall draft pick, and the debate is finally over.

The Steelers have selected cornerback Brian Allen in the fifth round of the draft.

Allen, who was a one year starter at Utah after transitioning from wide receiver, has the size most teams want at the cornerback position. Standing 6-feet 3-inches, he has the size and speed to match up with wide receivers, but he is considered to be extremely raw. In other words, he will have to work his tail off and the hope is he can make the practice squad for his rookie season as he develops and works on his craft.

The Pittsburgh Steelers' draft needs in the remaining rounds of the draft now would be considered: tight end, inside linebacker and defensive line, the foremost mentioned of the two being the primary concerned.

Stay tuned to BTSC for further news, updates and information regarding not just the team’s first round pick, but all 8 picks throughout the 7-round selection process.

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