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Steelers to Host Mississippi State DL Jaden Crumedy for Pre-Draft Visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting stout run defending defensive tackle Jaden Crumedy for a visit on Tuesday.



Pittsburgh Steelers DL Jaden Crumedy

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting Mississippi State defensive lineman Jaden Crumedy for a pre-draft visit 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.

In other words, expect this visit only to strengthen the idea that the team could take a defensive lineman, whether that is in the middle rounds of the class or sometime later in the NFL Draft. Crumedy is currently projected to be a sixth-round draft pick, which would align with the idea that they could take one with their sixth round picks.

Over five seasons, Crumedy has 8.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss but is known for his run defense. He flashed more pass-rush ability in 2023 than in his previous seasons, so there could be something there to unlock, especially with an explosive first step.

Pittsburgh will likely want someone who has flashed that pass rush upside in the past, given their signings and roster personnel. They have still not fully replaced the pass rush juice in the rotation that someone like Armon Watts gave them. Crumedy could be a developmental piece that they try to craft a rotational player out of given his athletic tools and tape showcasing those traits.