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Steelers Hosting Clemson CB Nate Wiggins for Pre-Draft Visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins for a pre-draft visit on Thursday to continue interest.



Pittsburgh Steelers CB Nate Wiggins

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins for an official 30 visit on Thursday. That continues a long string of interest in him.

Pittsburgh hosted several top Clemson 2024 NFL Draft prospects on a dinner before the Tigers pro day earlier this week, sources told Steelers Now after their pro day.

The Steelers sent a huge contingent of coaches scouts and executives to Clemson, including general manager Omar Khan, head coach Mike Tomlin, defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, along with multiple scouts.

The Steelers generally send large contingents to blue blood schools, but one of the highlights of the pro day process for Tomlin is taking some of the top prospects out for a dinner the night before.

This year, Tomlin hosted four Clemson players for dinner the night before their pro day, a source told Steelers Now: cornerback Nate Wiggins, linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr., running back Will Shipley and center Will Putnam.

Wiggins, a 6-foot-1, 173 pound cornerback, is a potential first-round option for the Steelers, and in fact, NFL Mock Draft Database currently has him at the No. 20 player in the 2024 NFL Draft class. The Steelers pick at No. 20 in the first round.

Wiggins is slight compared to the Steelers’ usual preference for cornerbacks (Joey Porter Jr. is 6-foot-2, 194 pounds), but Wiggins is somewhat comparable to former Steelers cornerback Cam Sutton, who was 5-foot-11, 188 pounds when he was drafted back in 2017.

Wiggins made up for his lack of size with electrifying speed at the 2024 NFL Combine. He ran a 4.28-second 40-yard dash, and also posted a solid 36-inch vertical and 10-foot-7 broad jump.

Pittsburgh locked up two of their three cornerback slots for the 2024 season, when they traded for Donte Jackson to play alongside Porter, but they still have one more to fill, with 2023 slot cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Chandon Sullivan both still free agents.

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