New mock draft starts shaky for the Steelers but finishes strong
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By Curt Popejoy

Bleacher Report put out their full seven-round mock draft of the season. You can pour over the whole thing here but I know you are just here for the Pittsburgh Steelers picks. Let’s break them down.

In the first round, the trend continues for pundits to mock a cornerback to the Steelers. This time around it is Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis. Here’s what they had to say about the pick.

In previous mock drafts, I’ve had the Pittsburgh Steelers going after a middle linebacker with this selection, but the board falls differently this time and a top cornerback is available instead. Plugging Carlton Davis in opposite Artie Burns would give Pittsburgh a fast young duo with a bright future.

Davis is more physical than Burns, especially in-phase with receivers, but both bring a swagger to the position that jumps off the screen. And because Burns is more finesse and speed and Davis is more strength and technique, they would pair well at cornerback while giving the Steelers a potential strength moving forward. If Joe Haden sticks around and can mentor the two, that would be all the...



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