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2016 NFL Draft Results: Pittsburgh Steelers select DB Sean Davis with 2nd round pick

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected CB Sean Davis from University of Maryland in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Entering the 2016 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of draft needs which they needed to address. Cornerback was addressed in the first round when the team selected Artie Burns from the University of Miami, but safety, defensive line and even wide receiver are still positions of need on Day 2 to help the black and gold get to the next level in 2016.

There have been numerous thoughts and debates regarding what the team will do in the second and third rounds, and the debate is finally over as the team has selected CB Sean Davis from University of Maryland with the 58th overall draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Davis is a cornerback / safety hybrid player, who could play both positions. This pick shows just how serious the Steelers are at improving their secondary in 2016. Nonetheless, Davis is a hard-hitting player who loves to patrol the secondary in an attempt to make a play.

Davis played the majority of his career at Maryland as a safety, but was moved to cornerback his final year in College Park and offers a versatile player who could possibly be a safety, or cornerback, depending on need, but Davis is more suited for safety than cornerback considering his coverage skills are a weakness in his game.

Sean Davis has the size (6' 1" and 201-pounds) and speed (4.44 40-yard dash) to be a playmaker alongside Mike Mitchell in the Steelers secondary. With the signing of Burns in Round 1 and Davis in Round 2 the Steelers are very serious about improving the 30th ranked secondary in 2016.