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Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Stanford Cornerback / Safety Devon Carrington

May 14th, 2014 at 10:25 PM
By Mark Mihalko

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished their draft on Saturday by selecting only one prospect in the secondary: Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson. That matched that number in their undrafted rookie free agent (UDFA) haul by signing Stanford cornerback / safety Devon Carrington.

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Carrington may not be a household name in Pittsburgh and may never develop into that in the Steel City, but he will long be remembered for one play in Stanford lore; running down Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota during a 2012 upset.

A non-combine invite, Carrington has experience as both a free safety and cornerback at Stanford. At 6-0, 195-pounds, he appears to lack the speed and athleticism to stay on the outside in the NFL. While experienced, he was not a full-time starter in college, and his draft stock took a huge hit when he recorded a slow 4.68 40-yard dash during his pro day.

At this point, Carrington would appear to be facing an uphill battle in his attempt to make the roster. With the Steelers having rookie camp this weekend, he must start making an impression as soon as possible.

Defensive Backs

Stanford cornerback / safety Devon Carrington

Offensive Linemen

Youngstown State offensive guard Chris Elkins

UAB offensive tackle Kaycee Ike

East Carolina offensive guard Will Simmons

Defensive Linemen

Wisconsin defensive end Ethan Hemer

Stanford defensive end Josh Mauro

Louisville defensive end Roy Philon

Linebackers

Shepherd outside linebacker Howard Jones

Tight End

Missouri tight end Eric Waters

Quarterback

Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay

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Tags: Devon Carrington, Football, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Stanford, undrafted rookie free agent

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