Steelers Pluck Another Pass-Rush LB In Carter

The Pittsburgh Steelers had to be counting their blessings over having the opportunity of drafting Fresno State OLB Chris Carter in the fifth round with the 162 pick..<br

Carter is a disruptive force bringing the burst needed to get to the quarterback. In true Steelers fashion he’ll be able to learn from some of the best in the business with the likes of James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley already in house. <br

“It an honor,” said Carter talking shortly after being selected by Pittsburgh. “Never thought I would be Steeler; they never talked to me or worked me out.” So much attention is paid to team visits and private workouts, but in this case it was all about laying low and grabbing the guy you wanted. The Western Atlantic Conference (WAC) Defensive Player of

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Cortez Allen | Diamond In The Rough

The Pittsburgh Steelers had needs at defensive back and with the 128 pick of the 2011 NFL Draft they selected The Citadel’s Cortez Allen in the forth round. <br <br Cereal was the breakfast of choice this morning for new Steelers cornerback. “My mind was all over the place just waiting by the phone,” he told the NFL Draft Bible after hearing his name called. It wasn’t until he went outside with his brother to get away from the television that the Ninja Turtle ring tone on his cell phone started to ring with coach Mike Tomlin on the other end asking “did you think the phone was going to ring?” At that very moment, Allen’s heart almost dropped.<br <br Playing one year of varsity football Allen had offers from other DI schools, most notably Cincinnati, but chose The Citadel “for what they brought

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2011 NFL Draft | Round Two Impact & Analysis

Round By Round: Round 1 | Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7<br

33. New England Patriots (From Carolina): CB Ras-I Dowling, Virginia – Rated by some as the top senior cornerback heading into the 2010 season, Dowling’s stock was hurt by numerous injuries that curtailed his senior campaign. The Virginia product has the length, size and speed to contribute from day one. The press corner could form a dynamic duo with Devon McCourty for years to come. <br

34. Buffalo Bills: DB Aaron Williams, Texas – Another defensive back who easily could have gone in the first round, Williams can contribute against both the run and the pass. The only question is what position will he play long term – cornerback or safety? He’s our No. 1 free

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