Who is the best cornerback in the upcoming 2014 NFL draft? If you ask 10 draft analysts, you will likely get several different answers. The same holds true for every position and across all teams and experts.
The Pittsburgh Steelers should have a full contingent of coaches, scouts and front office personnel at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. Their mission is to use this evaluative tool to help finalize their big board.
The combine is one piece of the bigger puzzle but an important one nonetheless. Every top prospect is going to be at the combine, doing some level of workouts to make their cases to be a first-round pick.
Pittsburgh has some very specific draft needs, all of which are dependent on how free agency goes. The top positions the Steelers will target in the draft include wide receiver, offensive tackle, outside linebacker, cornerback, safety and defensive line.
A big list, yes? However, it's a prudent strategy for a team not to limit its options in the first round. Getting too caught up with a single position or two could mean potentially missing out on some really great players.
Not all of these prospects project to be on the board at the 15th pick. Some could require a trade up, which isn't out of the realm of possibility. On the other hand, some of these players project lower than the 15th pick, making a trade down a possibility as well.
Let's take a quick look at the top three at each of these positions and what to expect from them at the combine.