Carter’s Classroom: Tall corner Allen might be tallest task of draft class


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Brian Allen looks to make the team as a fifth round draft pick - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Cornerback was one of the most expected positions for the Steelers to address in the 2017 NFL Draft because of the problems exposed by the Patriots in the team's loss in the AFC Championship Game.

It took until the third round for the team to make its first pick in Cameron Sutton, whom we have already broken down, but the team would also add Brian Allen from Utah to their depth chart.

While Sutton is a smaller and slower technician at cornerback whose career made him a natural at the position, Allen is almost the complete opposite. He converted to cornerback from being a wide receiver, stands 6' 3" and ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at the combine. That information alone would attract attention from scouts, but when watching his tape, one sees how far behind he is in several fundamental aspects of the skills needed to be a consistently reliable cornerback.

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