After parting ways with seldom-used cornerback Justin Gilbert last week, several now believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers should and ultimately will address the position in the early rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, however, isn’t one of those people.
During his weekly online chat on Wednesday, Dulac was asked to give his expanded thoughts on the Steelers not needing to spend an early draft pick this year on a cornerback.
“What I said is cornerback is not a priority, not like the past 2 seasons,” Dulac wrote during his recently concluded online chat. “And just like last season, the Steelers view [Senquez] Golson as a second No. 2 draft pick for 2017. That doesn’t mean they won’t draft a cornerback, but it won’t be in the first two or three rounds. It’s more likely they will draft a safety before a corner.”