Steelers draft: ESPN Analytics predicts most likely picks for Pittsburgh

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Steelers draft round 2 (pick 49)

Highest chance of being the pick: CB Cam Smith, South Carolina

Highest chance of availability: WR Cedric Tillman, Tennessee

Obviously, what happens with the first two selections will dictate where the Pittsburgh Steelers could go with their original second-round pick at 49 overall. Simply using the formula, ESPN believes that South Carolina cornerback, Cam Smith, has the best chance of being their selection when the 49th pick rolls around in the middle of round 2.

Smith was once thought of as a potential first-round pick but has backslid on draft boards during the pre-draft process. ESPN stamps Smith with nearly a 4.5 percent chance of being the selection. Narrowly trailing him is Kansas State CB Julius Brents, who has just over a 4 percent chance of being the pick, according to the formula.

Meanwhile, of the potential second-round prospects in this year's draft, the analytics suggest that Cedric Tillman has the highest percent chance of being available. The Tennessee product has good size and quality traits to project as a respectable WR2 at the next level.

ESPN gives Tillman nearly a 90 percent chance of being available with the 49th pick. He is trailed very closely by Illinois safety Sidney Brown and USC defensive lineman and edge defender, Tuli Tuipulotu.