Rookie Secondary

Safety Sean Davis Showing Out

Rookie Safety Sean Davis impresses his coaches and teammates during practiceWe don’t like to get too excited about any rookies new to camp, especially when they’ve yet to take any snaps in a real NFL game. But if you were to hear the praise bestowed upon Rookie Safety Sean Davis by Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley after eyeing him at practice yesterday, you might tend to think we’ve got a real winner in this first year player.

The first word of praise from Ilkin was that Davis reminded them of former Steeler great Mel Blount, but merely in stature, which would mean that Davis is a big guy because as we all know, Mel was as country strong as it gets. Tunch later went on to compare him to a former teammate of his called Delton Hall, here what Hall’s Wiki page had to say about the former Safety.

Hall was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft—following the Steelers’ pick of Rod Woodson (CB) in the 1st round.[1] In his rookie year, he became an instant starter at cornerback, intercepting three passes on the way to earning Steelers’ “Rookie of the Year” honors and the nickname “Beltin’ Delton” from fans of the team.

An eerie similarity in circumstances here with Artie Burns being the first round pick at Cornerback, we can hope that if the pair is half as good as the ’87 Draft class, we’ll be pretty lucky.

The on field reporters also commented on how aggressive Sean Davis was when breaking on plays, he put a lick on Receiver Sammy Coates that seemed to resonate well throughout Latrobe, even quoting Chuck Noll by saying he delivered his hit with “a nasty disposition”.

We have very high hope for the young Safety and wish him well during his rookie campaign, we certainly need to strengthen that position and if he lives up to his potential and all the pre-season talk, we may have another Carnell Lake on our hands.

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