NFL mock draft: Pittsburgh Steelers go with Marcus Maye

In the first round of the SB Nation NFL writers’ mock draft, Behind the Steel Curtain executed one of the best picks in taking Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley at No. 30. He’s a player who could leapfrog average performers like William Gay and Ross Cockrell on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster.

That’s one of two big needs for Pittsburgh checked. The other is pass rusher, where opposite Bud Dupree the Steelers only have James Harrison. While Harrison thus far has shown himself to be immortal, his football days are winding down.

It stands to reason that the Steelers go with a pass rusher with this pick. They could, but Jeff Hartman and Nicholas Martin of BTSC decided to go in a different direction.

“White has been a constant for the Tigers for most of his four-year career in Baton Rouge. He was never a superstar corner on the level that Tiger fans have become accustomed, but he was incredibly consistent at staying with receivers down the field, disrupting the catch and limiting big plays. He NFL 21 Cheap Jerseys can also support the run well and looked great in some limited snaps at the nickel position early in 2016 (injuries forced the Tigers to keep him outside more often). Additionally, he’s a leader in the locker room and was awarded the coveted No. 18 jersey here as a junior and senior.” — Read More at And the Valley Shook

White teamed with safety Jamal Adams to give LSU one of the SEC’s toughest secondaries in 2016. The Tigers ranked 15th in the FBS when it came to passer rating allowed, in large part thanks Plain Cheap Jerseys to White’s ball-hawking abilities. He’s aggressive in coverage, jumping routes early and letting his instincts take over. It paid off last fall — he broke up 14 passes and intercepted two more in LSU’s 8-4 season.