Draft visits: CB Senquez Golson, OLB Eli Harold, LB Nate Orchard from Utah; TE CJ Uzomah from Auburn— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) April 8, 2015
As the Pittsburgh Steelers continue their process of bringing in potential draft prospects, the team added four players to their already growing list and are expected to announce more in the near future.
The four players coming in for pre-draft visits are CB Senquez Golson from Mississippi, OLB Eli Harold from University of Virginia, OLB Nate Orchard from Utah and TE C.J. Uzomah from Auburn.
Golson certainly should be on the Steelers' radar considering their lack of depth at defensive back, but Golson showed in 2014 he is more than capable of intercepting the football as he had 9 interceptions with 16 pass deflections. Golson needs to prove he can make those plays at the NFL level, but the Steelers might be willing to give him that chance.
Harold, from Virginia, is someone the Steelers targeted and is player who is used to playing with his hand on the ground, as well as standing up - something required at the OLB position in the 3-4 defense. Harold shows an explosion off the edge the Steelers have lacked the past few seasons.
Orchard, from Utah, is someone the Steelers certainly like as a potential player in the upcoming draft. As a rookie, Orchard would be primarily a pass rush specialist as he has both a great edge speed, and tackles struggle with his inside move. However, Orchard struggles defending the run, which would further emphasize his pass rushing specialist role if the Steelers were to draft him in the early rounds.
Uzomah is a big bodied tight end who was a former wide receiver. Could be a late round addition to the Steelers as they still search for a pass catching tight end. Uzomah struggles with run blocking, but could fill a role as a receiver the Steelers need at the tight end position.
Keep checking BTSC for more information on the Steelers' pre-draft visits as it becomes available.