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Nearing the end of the pre-draft visits, the Steelers continue to host defensive backs

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are almost done with their pre-draft visits, and they seem to be content bringing in as many defensive backs as possible.

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There is a chance the Pittsburgh Steelers theory on pre-draft visits consists of bringing in as many defensive backs as possible. Of the 30 visits NFL organizations are allowed, the Steelers have hosted 29 players, 17 of them have been defensive backs and 11 of those 17 have been safeties.

The team was back at it again today as they hosted another pair of defensive backs and a running back.

Of the three players to visit, the lone offensive player might be the most exciting. Utah RB Devontae Booker is a projected 2nd round talent, and could be considered one of the top RBs in the upcoming NFL Draft had he not torn his meniscus, ending his Senior season prematurely. Booker is a smaller back (5-feet 11-inches, 219-pounds), but has a very short and powerful frame. What he lacks in speed (4.5 second 40-yard dash) he makes up for in tenacity.

Joining Booker on the visit to the team's headquarters were Texas A&M CB Brandon Williams and Michigan Safety Jarrod Wilson -- both are considered to be late round talents the Steelers might look to pick up on Day 3 of the drafting process, or as undrafted free agents.

The team has only one pre-draft visit remaining, and they will likely wrap up that process soon. After that, the only thing left on the calendar is the NFL Draft itself on Thursday, April 28th.