The NCAA daily professional tour is over, and with only a few lesser-known schools hosting scouts/coaches, official draft visits are now underway. As for the reports surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers, the focus has been on their quarterbacks. On Thursday, the Steelers got things going by hosting Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ryder.
The team didn’t finish hosting the quarterback, in fact they hosted North Carolina signal caller Sam Howell Friday. According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, there is a lot left on the agenda.
# bubbles The QB Visit Train Project begins Thursday with Desmond Reader. Sam Howell Fri, Carson Strong and Matt Corrall follow next week and Malik Willis is due to come to town the following week, per source w/ in org. (Kenny Beckett is considered a local, and has already met with OC Matt Canada.)
– Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) April 4, 2022
Here is the list of midfielders who still visit the Steelers:
Next week: Nevada Carson Strong / Olly Miss Matt Coral
Ole Miss QB Matt Corral is scheduled to visit next week with the Panthers, Eagles, Steelers, Saints and Falcons, per source.
– Adam Scheffer (@AdamSchefter) April 8, 2022
Next week: Liberty Malik Willis
While the fan base will focus on quarterbacks, they aren’t the only players who come for pre-draft visits. Here are some of the other names who have visited the Steelers, or are scheduled to visit the team in the coming weeks leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft.
Pittsburgh Steelers Clemson LP hosted Jimmy Skalsky in his Top 30 hits yesterday, per source.
Captain of Team 2x, Skalsky has had a prestigious career at Clemson. He finished with 310 career tackles, 20 TFL’s, and 10 sacks. He also broke 12 passes.
– Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) 7 April 2022
Blount Test Reminder:
4.38 in 40
38 inch vertical
127 inch wide jump
– Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) April 6 2022
Mississippi quarterback Mark Robinson (4.68, 34 reps, 33.5 verticals, 92 tackles, three sacks last season) is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers next week and has had a special workout for the Cleveland Browns, per league source Hahahaha Tweet embed
– AaronWilson_NFL 7 April 2022
Each team is assigned 30 introductory visits, but some do not count as official visits. It will be those visits that are considered ‘local’.
‘Domestic’ visits do not count towards the 30 team visits, and players who attend college or reside in the team’s ‘capital region’ can be physically examined without counting against the 30-player limit, unless the club provides transportation for the visiting.
What is a “Capital Region”? “Capital area” is defined as contiguous suburbs. There is no rule of 25 miles, 50 miles, or any other type of mileage. The league office uses the Rand-McNally Road Atlas to determine the metropolitan area of a city.
So, for example, the Steelers met quarterback Kenny Pickett, but he doesn’t consider a preliminary draft visit considering the University of Pittsburgh and the Steelers’ involvement in a facility.
These won’t be the only names coming to the facility these days, so be sure to follow BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the rest of the free agency and the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft.