The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms on a 4-year rookie contract with their second round pick Sean Davis, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Steelers have agreed to terms with second-round pick Sean Davis on a four-year deal, according to a source. He's expected to sign later today. He'll be the fourth Steelers draft pick to sign his rookie deal.
Davis, who played cornerback for the University of Maryland his Senior season, is expected to play safety for the Steelers, and could potentially see significant playing time both on special teams and alongside Mike Mitchell if he proves he can learn the system and physically make the plays.
Davis is the 4th draft pick to sign their initial contracts with the Steelers. A few weeks ago both seventh round picks, Tyler Matakevich and Demarcus Ayers, signed their contract, and shortly after sixth round pick Travis Feeney also inked his first professional contract.
With Davis now signed, it leaves the team's top pick, cornerback Artie Burns, and third round pick Javon Hargrave as the only players in the 2016 NFL Draft class who have not signed their rookie contracts.
Under the new CBA there is very little negotiating now between rookies and NFL organizations, but some players will be asking for more money in a signing bonus, and that can stall negotiations.
It is likely the Steelers want to wrap up their rookie contracts before the team reports for the next phase of offseason workouts on May 24th.