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2023 NFL Draft

Steelers Draft Purdue CB Cory Trice in 7th Round



Steelers 2023 NFL Draft Cory Trice

PITTSBURGH — With their first of two picks in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Purdue cornerback Cory Trice Jr.

Trice, 22, is a native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound defensive back was a longtime Boilermaker, joining Purdue in 2018. He dealt with significant injury issues throughout his collegiate career, which likely contributed to Trice sliding down draft boards.

He played just two full seasons, 11 games in 2019 and 13 games in 2022. He had three interceptions and 35 tackles in 2021 and two interceptions and 34 tackles in 2022. Trice had eight career passes defended from 2018-21, but broke out with 21 in that area as a redshirt senior in 2022.

At the 2023 NFL Combine, Trice ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash and had an impressive 11-foot broad jump, to go along with a 35.5-inch vertical jump.

Trice profiles as an outside cornerback in the NFL, though he has also played safety and could work in different spots around the defense, secondary coach Grady Brown said.

Trice joins Joey Porter Jr. as cornerback additions in the 2023 NFL Draft class, and both are tall, long players that excelled in press man schemes in the Big Ten.

The Steelers also signed free agent slot cornerback Chandon Sullivan on Saturday, adding three players to their secondary over the NFL Draft weekend.

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