Insider Only NFL: Illinois CB Vontae Davis set to visit the Steelers

The younger brother of 49ers TE Vernon Davis is drawing significant interest. Read more for the latest.

Illinois CB Vontae Davis, a projected first round pick and the #2 overall cornerback on most draft boards, has a scheduled visit to Pittsburgh set for April 14-15.
The Sportingnews reports, Davis has already visited the Bills, Jets, Eagles and Patriots.
Scouting Report
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 203 | 40-Time: 4.49
*Three-year starter for the Illinois, named 1st Team All-Big Ten in 2007 and 2008
Good size and strength, Excellent speed, tough and physical, reliable tackler and maybe the most gifted cornerback in the draft. A perfect kind of cornerback who would flourish in the Steelers system
Has all the tools to be a special player at the next level but has some attitude problems. Clashes with coaches, was benched by Ron Zook for some altercations and according to reports doesn’t take instruction well.
A report surfaced on April 2nd that Boston College DT BJ Raji, Illinois CB Vontae Davis & Florida WR Percy Harvin tested positive for marijuana at the combine
Pittsburgh would likely be a great situation for Davis because he needs some mentoring under a coach like Mike Tomlin.
Todd McShay’s latest Mock Draft has the Miami Dolphins selecting Davis with the 25th overall pick

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