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2015 Mock Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers select Jalen Collins (CB, LSU) 22nd overall

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With the 22nd pick of our community mock draft, the Steelers finally add some pieces to their secondary.

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The 22nd pick of the 2015 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft is in!

22) Pittsburgh Steelers

GM - Ross_Stephen

Pick - Jalen Collins

Expanation

For years they have needed to re-tool their back 4. Their corners are old / horrible. Their Safeties are also a big issue. I was at the Steelers vs. Saints game last year where they doubled Jimmy Graham - and the WRs ran all over those horrible Corners.

With (Landon) Collins gone, I don't see a Safety I like at this spot. Tempted to pick Shaq Thompson and move him to a SS.

So, looking for a good CB.
I really like Jalen Collins, LSU, CB. He has the size (6'2, 200 lbs) and the skills to play CB in the Steelers system. He is missing the huge experience that you'd like. But the possibility of a shut down CB with his size and speed is far too tempting for them to wait.

Raptor's View

This is a pick that 'Invictus' and I will disagree on, I think. Personally, I like Collins. He has great length, and I love Mayock's description of him having "oily" hips. He is (usually) almost effortless in flipping his hips in coverage. Fortunately for him, the best QB/WR combination in the league would be on his team, so he'd get plenty of work in practice to make up for his inexperience at LSU.

The Detroit Lions are officially On The Clock!

The Picks So Far

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jameis Winston (QB, FSU) - Full Story
  2. Tennessee Titans - Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) - Full Story
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Leonard Williams (DL, USC) - Full Story
  4. Oakland Raiders - Amari Cooper (WR, Alabama) - Full Story
  5. Washington Redskins - Dante Fowler Jr. (DE/OLB, Florida) - Full Story
  6. New York Jets - Kevin White (WR, WVU) - Full Story
  7. Chicago Bears - Vic Beasley (OLB, Clemson) - Full Story
  8. Atlanta Falcons - Alvin "Bud" Dupree  (DE/OLB, Kentucky) - Full Story
  9. New York Giants - DeVante Parker (WR, Louisville) - Full Story
  10. St. Louis Rams - Brandon Scherff (OL, Iowa) - Full Story
  11. Minnesota Vikings - Andrus Peat (OT, Stanford) - Full Story
  12. Cleveland Browns - Danny Shelton (DT, Washington) - Full Story
  13. New Orleans Saints - Randy Gregory (DE/OLB, Nebraska) - Full Story
  14. Miami Dolphins - Trae Waynes (CB, Michigan St.) - Full Story
  15. San Francisco 49ers - La'El Collins (OL, LSU) - Full Story
  16. Houston Texans - Shane Ray (OLB, Missouri) - Full Story
  17. San Diego Chargers - Ereck Flowers (OT, Miami) - Full Story
  18. Kansas City Chiefs - Cam Erving (OL, FSU) - Full Story
  19. Cleveland Browns - Marcus Peters (CB, Washington) - Full Story
  20. Philadelphia Eagles - Landon Collins (S, Alabama) - Full Story
  21. Cincinnati Bengals - Malcom Brown (DT, Texas) - Full Story