Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
The two most likely positional targets for the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 20th pick are quarterback and offensive line, however another possible target for them with this selection is corner.
The Steelers currently have Ahkello Witherspoon, Cameron Sutton, and the recently signed Levi Wallace at corner, which isn’t a bad group, however with all of the good, young quarterbacks in the AFC it’s important to be as strong as possible at corner.
So, adding a corner in a more forward thinking move would be something that is may be unexpected, but is certainly something the Steelers should be considering and would be a good backup option if they can’t secure a quarterback that they like.
Kaiir Elam has ideal traits for a corner as he’s got good movement skills to go along with good size (6-foot-2, 193 pounds). He’s also shown he can cover well against high-level SEC competition, which makes it very encouraging that he can translate smoothly to the NFL.
Elam’s draft stock has fluctuated a bit throughout the NFL draft cycle, but it’s pretty much a sure thing that he goes first round and he now projects to come off the board right around the late teens or in the twenties.