Steelers draft the wrong FS in 201
Going back to 2016, after busting on Burns in the first, the Steelers added versatile DB Sean Davis in the second. While Davis was average as a starter, and likely struggled due to the number of positions he played during his four-year stint with the Steelers, a far superior DB prospect came off the board a few picks later. It’s safe to say the Titans got a steal atop the third round when they drafted Kevin Byard.
Byard has developed into one of the premier ball-hawking FS in the NFL, logging 17 interceptions over his first four years. As well, he is a good all-around player, being noted for his ability to not allow the big play. Byard is among the best at this position group, and like before, the Steelers missed out on an elite talent in the secondary.
Again, Davis was far from a bust, as his flipping of positions made it hard for him to find a home with the Steelers. That said, giving up his average play for the elite play of Byard would have made this defense far more lethal.