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Steelers latest pre-draft visits include a pair of linebackers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed a pair of linebackers to the team facility Friday. See who were the latest to visit the Steel City.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers pre-draft visits continued Friday, but rather than hosting the four or five players the team has been this week, they hosted just a pair of defenders to get a better glimpse of them from both a physical and mental standpoint leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft.

The visitors to the Steelers UPMC Rooney Facility Friday were OLB Carroll Phillips from Illinois, and ILB Zach Cunningham from Vanderbilt.

Phillips is considered a mid-round pass rusher, but Cunningham is thought to be an early round draft pick at the inside linebacker position, a position the Steelers could use some quality depth after the departure of Lawrence Timmons.

The Steelers, along with every other NFL team, is permitted 30 pre-draft visits, and the latest pair moves their overall total to 14, but due to a unique rule which doesn’t count players who grew up, or attended school, near the host city, the Steelers have only used 12 official pre-draft visits.

It may get confusing, especially if you miss a day, so be sure to stay up-to-date with all the visits the Steelers host with our BTSC prospect tracker.