2023 NFL Draft
Steelers to Host Cal S Daniel Scott for Pre-Draft Visit
The Steelers will host California safety Daniel Scott for a pre-draft visit in April, according to a report by Mercury News.
Scott is the first safety to be mentioned as a pre-draft visit for the Steelers, as all of the previous visits that had been reported were focused on the trenches. Now, with Terrell Edmunds gone to the Philadelphia Eagles, it appears that Scott will be one of the candidates to be drafted for the Steelers.
Scott comes off back-to-back three interceptions seasons with the Bears after playing in 39 career games. During that career, he racked up 7 interceptions overall, three forced fumbles, and six pass deflections. The Steelers seem to be looking for playmaking ability on the back end of their defense, and this visit follows the same path that was laid out for the Steelers by this move.
In his career, Scott played in the box, racking up 207 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and even a sack. Not just that, Scott played 620 special teams snaps during his career at California. That type of experience has to be appealing to the Steelers, as they could always use some help on special teams. But Scott could be part of the overhauling that this team needs.
At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Scott measured at 6-foot-1, 208 pounds while running a 4.45 40-yard dash. He posted a 39 1/2 inch vertical, 6.75 3-cone drill, 10-foot-6-inch broad jump, and 4.17-second short shuttle. On the bench press, he posted 22 reps.
Pittsburgh rarely goes out to the west coast to draft many players. However, when they do, they often bring them to Pittsburgh for visits since they do not often go out on the pro days with Mike Tomlin and general managers. As such, expect to see the Steelers give a long look toward Scott when he comes to the facility at some point in April.