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2016 NFL Draft: Steelers Draft needs and prospects for Day 3

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to fill giant needs at cornerback, safety and defensive line in the first three rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft, but what position, and which prospect, will they target on Day 3?

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers taking cornerback Artie Burns in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, along with safety Sean Davis and defensive lineman Javon Hargrave in the second and third rounds, the Steelers filled some giant holes on their current roster. Whether you believe the team reached to draft in the first three rounds, or not, doesn't matter. The simple fact they addressed their needs at cornerback, safety and along the defensive line is what is important heading into Day 3.

On Day 3 you will see three more draft picks coming your way from the Steelers in Rounds 4, 6 and two in the 7th.

Although cornerback and defensive line have already been selected, don't sleep on the team dipping back into the well on Day 3 to add more talent. Howver,  there are several positions of need, and specific prospects who are still available at each position, the Steelers could be interested in taking if they are hanging around in the back end of later rounds.

Take a look at the positions of need (in no particular order) and a handful of prospects the team could target at each:

Wide Receiver

Pharoh Cooper - South Carolina
Chris Moore - Cincinnati
Jordan Payton - UCLA
Charone Peake - Clemson
Chris Brown - Notre Dame
Kenny Lawler - Cal

Defensive Line

Andrew Billings - Baylor
Sheldon Day - Notre Dame
Hassan Ridgeway - Texas
Quinton Jefferson - Maryland
Willie Henry - Michigan

Cornerback

Jonathan Jones - Auburn
Tavon Young - Temple
D.J. White - Georgia Tech
Harlan Miller - SE Louisiana
Zack Sanchez - Oklahoma

Offensive Guard

Christian Westerman - Arizona State
Connor McGovern - Missouri
Joe Dahl - Washington State
Vadal Alexander - LSU
Landon Turner - UNC

Running Back

Devontae Booker - Utah 
Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech
Josh Ferguson - Illinois
Alex Collins - Arkansas
Jordan Howard - Indiana