The Steelers had 4 picks in the 5th round, and they traded their second one (#155 overall) to the Arizona Cardinals for former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden and the Cardinals’ 6th round pick.
Most fans were concerned that the Steelers were ignoring their need at cornerback. Well, this move obviously changes that perception. The Steelers get a proven veteran who already knows Dick LeBeau’s system. McFadden should step right in and reclaim the starting position that he gave up to William Gay when he signed with Arizona.
McFadden is great in run coverage, which is an important skill for a cornerback playing in Dick LeBeau’s defense.
Welcome back, Bryant!
I hear the New York Jets released Alan Faneca today. I wonder if the Steelers are talking to him too.