NFL Draft Steelers Begin Hosting Pre-Draft Visits Published 5 months ago on April 2, 2019 By Donnie Druin 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailThe Pittsburgh Steelers have begun the next step in the draft process, as Monday marked the first group of players to officially visit the team’s facility, per Joe Rutter of the TribLive.com. Five players have met with the team thus far, all five of them playing on the offensive side of the football. Running backs Miles Sanders (Penn State) and Damien Harris (Alabama) were the two ball-carriers at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, which comes to no surprise as the Steelers attended both of their respective Pro Days. Pittsburgh continues to show interest in adding a third running back to their young stable that features James Conner and Jaylen Samuels. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! The team can have up to 30 players in for pre-draft visits, but Sanders will not count against the books since he played high school football at Woodland Hills High School. Sanders, who replaced one of the best running backs in recent college football history in Saquon Barkley, is expected to be one of the first ball-carriers off the board when the draft starts. Receivers Andy Isabella (UMass) and Dillon Mitchell (Oregon) were the first pass-catchers to visit with the Steelers. Despite the signing of Donte Moncrief in the off-season, the Steelers will still look to solidify their receiving corps through the draft. Isabella will likely be featured in the slot at the pro level, while Mitchell is more likely to be featured as an outside receiver. The sole tight end and final of five visitors on Monday was Notre Dame’s Alize Mack, a player that was featured in our first mock draft two months ago. The departure of Jesse James to Detroit leaves a considerable gap in the team’s tight end depth behind Vance McDonald, and with no tight ends being signed in the free agency period, the Steelers will ultimately look to the NFL Draft to find a replacement. With less than a month away from draft day, the Steelers will continue to bring in prospects and attempt to find the right fit. 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Alize MackAndy IsabellaDamien HarrisDillon MitchellDraft visitsfeaturedMiles SandersMock DraftNFL DraftPittsburgh Steelers Up Next Trade Up, Trade Down: Steelers First Round Pick Edition Don't Miss Former Steelers QB Landry Jones Signs With Raiders Donnie Druin Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral Steelers All 91: DL Conor Sheehy Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers6 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers6 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers7 hours ago Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers6 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!