Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (1) runs with the ball against Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Tyvis Powell (23) during the first half in the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Steelers' Ike Taylor thinks team will draft a CB in first round

Nov 17, 2012; Charleston, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (1) catches the ball during the second half against the NC State Wolfpack at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 62-48. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

At 33 years of age, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor‘s playing career is winding down.

Maybe he is positioning himself for a job in the front office when his career is over.

Talking on his TribLiveRadio show, via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Alan Robinson, Taylor had some interesting things to say on Tuesday about the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft.

First off Taylor believes that the Steelers will select a cornerback in the first round of May’s draft.

Selecting at No. 15, the Steelers would love to see Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard on the board, but they have also been linked to the likes of Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert, Ohio State’s Bradley Roby and others.

Then Taylor got specific saying he believes the Steelers would select Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant later on, which would likely be in the second round.

Earlier in the offseason I previewed the fit of Bryant to the Steelers as he is a 6’4″ target with great speed and is exactly the type of receiver with size and speed that the Steelers are likely looking for.

Bryant had 42 catches for 828 yards and seven touchdowns with a 19.7 yards per catch average last season at Clemson and has been timed at 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, tying him for the fifth-fastest time among wide receivers.

We will find out in the upcoming weeks if Taylor’s predictions are accurate.


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