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.
Draft visitors for Friday: LB Carroll Phillips from Illinois; LB Zach Cunningham from Vanderbilt— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) April 7, 2017
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.