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Meet Kevin Fogg, the Steelers' newest roster acquisition

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The athletic, small-school cornerback isn't exactly the first-round pick most want the Steelers to add to that position on the depth chart, but cornerbacks are better developed than they are drafted.

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The level of competition will always be questioned, and it's only fair to do so, considering Liberty's Kevin Fogg wasn't drafted and he's already been released by the Miami Dolphins. But watching Fogg on film, his athleticism is obvious.

Fogg reportedly ran a 4.49-second, 40-yard dash, had a vertical jump of 33 inches, and a broad jump of 10 feet, 4 inches at his Pro Day last year. Having played alongside Dolphins fourth-round pick, Walt Aikens, in college, he was a first team All Sun Belt Conference selection in 2014.

To make room for Fogg, who was signed after a tryout with the Steelers on Tuesday, Pittsburgh released safety Jordan Dangerfield. Perhaps the move is being made to find another cornerback within the team's grasp, considering the recent injured-reserve placement of Cortez Allen. It's not unheard of for teams to make moves from the practice squad to the active roster, and Fogg may be more of a signing now for a future contract at the end of this season.

Either way, with a team expected to invest a high draft pick in a cornerback, signing an UDFA in December is a far cry from announcing a legitimate starter for the 2015 season. Still, the cornerback position is one that's developed better than it's drafted league wide. And the team certainly has a need for one now.

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