Pittsburgh Steelers May Have Found Answer to Cornerback Shortage

Dylan HixonContributor IApril 6, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 24:  Defensive back Don Carey of Norfolk State runs in practice drills during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Not long after losing the beloved cornerback Bryant McFadden to Arizona, Pittsburgh started looking at Don Carey. Don Carey is a four-year starting cornerback for Norfolk State University.

Carey is a well rounded player, has good speed, mediocre hands, and intelligence that isn't normally found on the football field, but more in a science lab. 

Pittsburgh is looking at Carey because of his shuttle time of 4.2 seconds, his vertical jump of an outstanding 32 1/2 inches, and his 6.87 three-cone drill. The Steelers have probably heard the rumor of his 10'2" broad jump.

Carey had an interview where he stated that "... people are amazed at my ability to learn and explain their playbooks...". Not only is he known for his quick learning of the playbooks, but also for his understanding of the game, and the rules for the sport itself.

The 5'11", 186-pound super-human is also being scouted to join the NFL because of his versatile defensive back roles.

Though his workout for the Pittsburgh Steelers is scheduled for tomorrow, Apr. 7, 2009, he is still in contact with the Miami Dolphins.

The only thing that the Steelers have to be aware of is the Dolphins, and their interest in Carey.

No matter what team drafts him, he is expected to be a second-day pick. After he is drafted, he has got to hit the field practicing if he plans to start in the coming years.