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Steelers pre-draft visits: Team met with Indiana WR Cody Latimer Friday

Latimer is a raw but hugely athletic receiver who may not be enough along as a player to justify the 15th pick, but he'd be a steal in the second round. He'll likely fall between those two spots.

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History repeats itself.

In the NFL Draft, there are times very similar players pop up from year-to-year. Last season, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound receiver with great speed but a rawness about his game put out some impressive tape. Cordarrelle Patterson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 29th overall pick.

Indiana's Cody Latimer is projected by ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper as the 29th best player in the upcoming draft, and has a similar raw look to his game as Patterson did. Latimer measured in at 6-foot-2, 217 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The Steelers had Latimer in for a workout Friday, furthering speculation the Steelers are really targeting a wide receiver in the first or second round of May's draft. Latimer probably isn't complete enough right now to justify the 15th overall pick, but his potential is enough where he'd be a steal at the 46th pick - the Steelers' second round pick.

The other option would be to take him in the 20s somewhere after trading out of the 15th spot. That's an attractive option, if a market is there for it, and Latimer is an attractive target at that spot.