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2011 NFL Draft Results, Second Round: Texans Leap Over Steelers, Draft Miami Cornerback Brandon Harris

In a savvy move, the Houston Texans, who need defensive help all over the field, traded up the board - above the Pittsburgh Steelers - and selected Miami cornerback Brandon Harris with the No. 60 pick. After selecting two defensive linemen - Wisconsin's J. J. Watt and Arizona's Brooks Reed - Houston adds another potential starter by choosing Harris.

This is terrible news for the Steelers, who were expected to address their need at cornerback after selecting Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward with pick No. 31. However, the first two picks of the second round were corners (Virginia's Ras-I Dowling to the New England Patriots and Texas' Aaron Williams to the Buffalo Bills) and after teams like the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles passed on cornerbacks in the second round, it looked like Harris might fall right into Pittsburgh's lap at No. 63.

But the Texans were aggressive, making a deal with Patriots (surprise, surprise; they've been jumping around the board all weekend) to select a player that undoubtedly would've been gone after Pittsburgh was on the clock. Now, the only corner I could see the Steelers taking with their next pick is the "other" Texas product, Brandon Burton. Otherwise, look for them to trade down or select an offensive linemen in the second round.

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