Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Who is going to start opposite of Ike Taylor at cornerback?
Pittsburgh has three pretty good options with Keenan Lewis, Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen.
Lewis struggled through his first two seasons, but made a big leap forward last year and played the outside on passing downs.
Last season, Lewis played in 16 games and had 37 tackles, six pass defenses and one interception.
Overall, he was rarely noticed on the field for a few reasons.
On the negative side, Lewis was not a playmaker. But he also went unnoticed because he rarely gave up a big play and was never the focus of opposing offenses.
Lewis is a steady player and is very dependable when out there. He has proved himself and should be the favorite to start.
He will be pushed by second-year players Brown and Allen.
Brown was a special teams sensation last year with 14 tackles and a forced fumble. He has good size and is an excellent athlete. If he doesn't win the starting job, he could be the nickelback.
Allen was a camp surprise last season as he put his raw talent on display and did not look like a rookie.
In fact, Allen was so impressive that the team could not keep him off the field. Not only did he contribute on special teams, but the coaching staff found a spot for Allen in the secondary.
Allen has the talent to start in this league and that has only been reinforced by his development last season.
Even if he doesn't start, Allen figures to be a contributor once again in the secondary.
Lewis should start, but he will get a lot of pressure from Brown and Allen. The Steelers cornerbacks look to be in very good shape.