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2022 NFL Draft

Steelers to Host Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton, Georgia LB Quay Walker for Pre-Draft Visits



Quay Walker

The Steelers are set to host Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton and Georgia linebacker Quay Walker for pre-draft top-30 visits, according to a report by Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network.

Hamilton, once a projected top-five pick, has recently fallen down draft boards after posting a poor 40-yard dash time at Notre Dame pro day. Reportedly, Hamilton ran a 4.7 in South Bend, which has caused some teams to back off their pursuit. However, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was in attendance for his pro day, and this could be a recipe where if Hamilton falls, the Steelers could take the best player available at 20.

Meanwhile, Walker is one of three Georgia linebackers that could be intriguing for the Steelers. Along with Nakobe Dean and Channing Tindall, Walker was part of a linebacker corps that terrorized the SEC. With both Colbert and Mike Tomlin at his pro day earlier in the cycle, the signs point to Walker being in play early in the draft. In fact, he could be in play for as early as 20, though 52 makes more value sense in that regard.

The Steelers reportedly have now scheduled at least nine of the 30 pre-draft visits they get for outside players. As such, Walker and Hamilton are in play for the No. 20 overall pick.