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2015 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers host Marshall CB Darryl Roberts for pre-draft visit

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The Pittsburgh Steelers continue their process of hosting pre-draft visits, the most recent is Marshall University CB Darryl Roberts who is scheduled for a private visit with the team.

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As the Pittsburgh Steelers' offseason continues to roll on, the organization is setting up their pre-draft visits with athletes who the team has interest in heading into the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30th.

The latest player to be brought in for an interview is Marshall University cornerback Darryl Roberts. Roberts has the physical tools to be a solid cornerback. He stands 5-feet 11-inches tall, and ran a 4.38 40-yard dash at his pro day in March. On top of speed, Roberts has the strength of a NFL cornerback, which was evident by his 23 repetitions in the 225 pound bench press test.

Roberts has the look and feel of a late round draft pick, and some experts see him being selected as high as the 5th or 6th rounds. The Steelers have typically gone after late round cornerbacks, but haven't seen success the past few seasons.

Some teams shy away from drafting players who attended smaller schools, but the Steelers have never been one of them. Under the study of Steelers' secondary coach Carnell Lake, Roberts could be a late round addition to pay dividends for the team in the upcoming draft.