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Steelers Host Two Pre-Draft Visitors on Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting two players for visits on Tuesday as part of their 30 visits for the pre-draft process.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Texas WR Adonai AD Mitchell
Texas wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (5) reaches for a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting Texas wide receiver AD Mitchell and Mississippi State defensive lineman Jaden Crumedy for pre-draft visits on Tuesday.

A 6-foot-3, 301-pound defensive tackle, Crumedy tested well at the NFL Combine. He put up a 1.69 10-yard split while coming in with 33-inch arms. Overall, he is a solid athlete known for his ability to defend the run.

Crumedy is yet another player in the checked boxes of pre-draft visits at the defensive line position. So far, for those that have made visits or reported to make visits, he joins Maason Smith, Khristian Boyd. Braden Fiske, Logan Lee, and Darius Robinson to show the Steelers interest in beefing up their defensive line.

The Steelers have shown significant interest in Mitchell, holding a formal interview with him at the 2024 NFL Combine and also sending wide receivers coach Zach Azzani to the Texas pro day to scout Mitchell and fellow Longhorns receivers Xavier Worthy and Jordan Whittington.

They’ve also been scouting many of the other top receivers in the draft class. The Steelers have brought in or have scheduled pre-draft visits with Florida’s Ricky Pearsall, Western Kentucky’s Malachi Corley, South Carolina’s Xavier Legette, USC’s Tahj Washington and Rice’s Luke McCaffrey.

The also met with Washington’s Rome Odunze, LSU’s Brian Thomas, Oregon’s Troy Franklin, Washington’s Jalen McMillan and Florida State’s Keon Coleman at the 2024 NFL Combine.

In addition to Texas, Azzani, along with head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Omar Khan, were at the Michigan pro day to see Roman Wilson and Cornelius Johnson. Khan and Tomlin also went to the pro days at Georgia (Ladd McConkey, Marcus Rosem) and Alabama (Jermaine Burton).

Mitchell played just one season at Texas in 2023 after transferring from Georgia, and he broke out in a big way as a junior last fall. Mitchell caught 38 passes for 560 yards and seven touchdowns over two seasons at Georgia — including one playing behind current Steelers wide receiver George Pickens. Last year at Texas, he caught 55 passes for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns, leading to an All-Big 12 selection.