Entering the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers draft needs which they needed to address have started to dwindle. After selecting cornerback Artie Burns in the first round, the team went back to the defensive backfield to select cornerback / safety hybrid Sean Davis from the University of Maryland in the second round. With that said, the team will likely focus on the defensive line and could even look for a wide receiver as they 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, and who, the team will select in the second and third rounds, and the debate is ongoing after the team selected CB Sean Davis from University of Maryland with the 58th overall draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
In the third round, the Steelers selected defensive lineman Javon Hargrave from South Carolina State and it continued their run on the defensive side of the ball in the first 3 rounds. After a trio of defensive players to round out the team's first two days of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Hargrave didn't play against the best competition at South Carolina State, but his potential is obvious. He will be able to play both nose tackle as well as a down lineman in the Steelers' defensive sub-packages. He is lauded for his first step, his tenacity and ability to stay on the field for all three downs.
This all defense two days of the draft had the Steelers addressing cornerback, safety and defensive line in that order. The Steelers have a 4th, 6th and two 7th round picks in Day 3 of the NFL Draft.