It was reported Friday the Pittsburgh Steelers would be hosting Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory to one of their pre-draft visits, and NDSU standout linebacker Kyle Emanuel also found himself on the list of pre-draft visits headed to the South Side.
The NFL allows each franchise to host up to 30 players for these visits. While some could be a simply sit down conversation, others will have the players working out for the team's coaching staff. According to the fine folks here at SB Nation, the Steelers have added three more players to their pre-draft visit list.
The first is Cameron Clear, tight end from Texas A&M. The Steelers are looking to find Heath Miller's eventual replacement in this year's draft, and it might be in the team's best interest to take a look. Clear is a large human being standing at 6-foot 5-inches and weighing nearly 300 pounds, but Clear is not considered your modern era tight end. Clear has shown flashes of quality run blocking, but wasn't utilized often as a receiving option within the A&M offense. Clear appears to be more in the mold of Matt Spaeth than Miller.
The second visit for the Steelers will be Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker. Parker dealt with a foot injury which kept him out nearly his entire first half of his Senior season, but upon his return he was able to reel in over 800 yards receiving. Parker has the size (6-foot 3-inches) the Steelers look to possibly add to their arsenal at the wide receiver position. Parker will be headed to Pittsburgh to meet with the coaching staff and will also be working out for the team at the South Side facility.
The third visit will be a player Mike Tomlin and Joey Porter visited at his Pro Day at Missouri, and we are speaking of elite DE/OLB pass rusher Shane Ray. The Steelers continue to show massive amount of interest in Ray, although nearly all experts expect him to be off the board before the Steelers select at the No. 22 spot in the upcoming NFL Draft. If the Steelers trade up for Ray, he would be a welcome addition to the team's depth at outside linebacker, but how much would a move like that cost the team? Ray will be visiting to simply meet with the staff, not a workout.
The Steelers are doing their annual diligence in terms of evaluating talent, bringing in players and putting athletes through workouts all to try and find who might worthy of a selection by the most successful NFL franchise with a record 6 Lombardi trophies.