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Steelers to Host Ball-Hawking Rutgers CB Max Melton on Pre-Draft Visit



Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Max Melton

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting Rutgers cornerback Max Melton for a pre-draft visit on Monday, according to a report by Aaron Wilson of KRPC-2 TV. Melton posted a photo from Pittsburgh on his Instagram story late on Sunday.

Max Melton

Melton, 21, is the younger brother of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Bo Melton. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound cornerback started for three and a half seasons for the Scarlet Knights, taking the starter mantle midway through his freshman season in 2021.

Over his last three seasons, Melton started 32 games for Rutgers, including all 12 games in each of his last two years. In that span, he recorded eight interceptions and 21 passes defended. He returned one interception for a touchdown. Melton was a three-time All-Big Ten selection at cornerback. 

The Steelers previously scouted Melton at the 2024 Senior Bowl and the 2024 NFL Combine, where he had a formal interview with the team.

Melton tested well at the combine, running a 4.39-second 40-yard dash, and posting elite explosiveness with a 40.5-inch vertical and an 11-foot-4 broad jump, for a 9.10 Relative Athletic Score.

The Steelers have a significant need in the slot, where Melton projects to play at the NFL level, after the team let 2023 regulars Chandon Sullivan and Patrick Peterson go via free agency.

Melton’s average draft position at NFL Mock Draft Database is currently 57th, just after the Steelers’s second pick of the draft in the second round.