The second round of the 2016 NFL draft is now finished and with the 58th overall pick the Steelers chose safety/cornerback Sean Davis out of Maryland. Davis (6-1, 202) played in 50 games,starting 40. He totaled 305 tackles over his college career. Davis is very versatile, playing safety before moving to cornerback for the 2015 season.
In 2015 Davis started all 12 games, led the team with 70 solo tackles,tied for the lead with 3 interceptions and forced five fumbles ranking the second-most in Maryland single-season history and ranking second nationally. Davis ranked third in the Big Ten with a 5.8 solo tackles average per game.
Sean Davis is considered a hard-hitting defender who is also highly intelligent. He speaks three languages Chinese, French and English.
The Steelers have said they will start him out as a strong safety.
Steelers Secondary Coach Carnell Lake:We selected Sean Davis in the second round. He is a defensive back from Maryland. He is a really productive player at two positions: safety and corner. He has been really productive in the tackling department. He has a good eye for playing the ball in the passing game. We really look forward to having him in the building. He is going to provide us with a lot of versatility and depth at a needed position, which is a safety for us. That’s where we plan to play him. I think he will do an outstanding job there.
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