First undrafted rookie lands in Pittsburgh

The draft is over and Mr. Irrelevant is in the books, but Bill Cowher and Kevin Colbert's work is far from done. The Steelers have had a great deal of success in recent seasons finding free agent contributors from the ranks of the undrafted. And their first signing is already in the books.

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SCOUTING REPORTS

Full Name: Anthony Madison School: Alabama Pos: CB

Ht: 5-8.5 Wt: 183 40: 4.44 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three-year starter who totaled 44 tackles and broke up six passes last year. Junior numbers included 26/4/14.

Pos: Undersized cornerback who works best facing the action. Fluid pedaling in reverse, smooth transitioning with opponents and positions himself to break up passes. Feisty, not afraid to mix it up and quickly closes to the action.

Neg: Physically beaten down by opponents and loses out in battles. Struggles when his back is to the action.

Analysis: Potentially a dime back in zone coverage or backed off the line of scrimmage, Madison offers a special-teams mentality as well.


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