Sources: Ohio State corner Doran Grant has visited Giants, Steelers, Texans http://t.co/jTC8x0J6U5 via @footballpost— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 9, 2015
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to draft a cornerback in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, but they aren't just looking at the top-tier defensive backs, but also options in the mid-to-late rounds as well. A report from NFL Insider Aaron Wilson claims the Steelers hosted Ohio State CB Doran Grant for a pre-draft visit.
Grant is considered to be on the smaller end of NFL defensive backs (5-foot 10-inches), but is considered to be a very intelligent and crafty cornerback. Most experts view Grant as a mid-to-late round talent who may be able to fill a role as a nickel cornerback, but question his ability to play on the outside in man-to-man schemes which the NFL deploys.
The Steelers are no strangers to drafting players from Ohio State. In 2014, Ryan Shazier was selected in the first round and in 2011 Cameron Heyward was also taken out of the home of the Buckeyes, along with current free agent safety Will Allen. The Steelers are comfortable with Ohio State products, especially on defense, as they trust the pro-style defense the team plays.