The Steelers hosted three draft prospects Tuesday, and two of them have something in common with many of the team’s previous pre-draft visitors.
They’re defensive backs. The Steelers are taking a look at lots of them.
In Tuesday were Texas A&M cornerback Brandon Williams, Michigan safety Jarrod Wilson and Utah running back Devontae Booker. The Steelers had previously hosted some of the draft’s top defensive backs — both safeties and cornerbacks — including Ohio State’s Vonn Bell, Florida’s Keanu Neal, West Virginia’s Karl Joseph, Alabama’s Cyrus Jones and Boise State’s Darian Thompson.
Williams was one of the fastest players at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, posting a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash. He played both offense and defense and returned kicks in his college career.
Wilson is a late-round safety prospect who had his best college season last fall. Booker was a productive running back at Utah who’s battled some injury issues, and the Steelers figure to add a young back at some point in this draft to play behind Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams.
The Steelers have now hosted 29 of their 30 allotted pre-draft visitors.