The Steelers shock the NFL with their first pick in this seven-round mock draft

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Round 2 - Pick 49 - D.J. Turner, CB, Michigan

When you have to face off against the trio of Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, and Deshaun Watson six times a year, it's important to have a solid, if not spectacular, nickel corner. Former Michigan standout D.J. Turner could be that guy.

After passing on Alabama's Brian Branch earlier, the Steelers take the burner Turner, who posted a combine-best 4.26 40-yard dash. Turner's size (5-11, 178) could be a concern if he had to play on the outside, but that's not the role he's expected to handle, and his explosive jumping ability (38.5" vertical and 10'11" broad jump) more than makes up for it on the inside.

Turner would be an immediate upgrade, at least athletically, from Arthur Maulet. The question is whether or not his athletic traits can make up for Maulet's experience at the position. I'm confident that they would.

Other Possibilities: Julius Brents, CB, Kansas State; Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia; Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Mississippi State; Antonio Johnson, S, Texas A&M; Clark Phillips III, CB, Utah

Surprise Pick: Jakorian Bennett, CB, Maryland

Bennett is a likely third-day pick, but he opened eyes around the league at the combine with his speed (4.30 40-yard dash) and athleticism (40.5" vertical jump, 133" broad jump), all of which ranked in the 94th percentile or better among his peers. At 5-11, 188, the former Terp could be a surprise pick here by the Steelers (remember Terrell Edmunds going in the first round?) if the others aren't available.