Steelers Picks 2016

Matt Gauntner, 2019, Staff

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Round 1
Artie Burns – CB/S, University of Miami
Being taken 25th overall in the NFL draft was a surprise to many fans and NFL analysts. Many predicted Burns to be a second round draft pick. It didn’t matter to Steeler Nation though, because he is about as athletic as they come. He stands at 6’0, 190 pounds. He is known for having great speed; he ran a 4.4 at his 40 yard dash. Although, it is also known that he relies very heavily on his athleticism due to a sloppy technique and he doesn’t always maintain a consistent effort, he does have an unfortunately solid excuse for that: during his junior season, his mother passed away and his father was imprisoned for drug trafficking so he had to take custody for his younger siblings. Despite that, he had a fantastic college career, including seven interceptions in his senior year. He is predicted to be a valuable player to the Steelers.

Round 2
Sean Davis – S/CB, University of Maryland
This was again a surprise to a lot of people because he was expected to go late third round. Like Burns, Davis is extremely athletic and very fast. He had a 4.4 forty yard dash, an impressive 37 inch vertical, and 126 inch broad jump. He had a great senior season recording 70 solo tackles and three interceptions.

Round 3
Javon Hargrave – DT, South Carolina State University
Javon was a player that the Steelers planned to select in the second, but when Sean Davis was unexpectedly available , they chose him. Lucky for the Steelers that Hargrave was still unclaimed in the third round. Hargrave, at 6’1, 309 is known for his huge size.

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