Today's only draft visit for the @Steelers is Louisville safety Calvin Pryor.After all its less than a year after the team did something it had not done since before its first Super Bowl – trade a draft pick from next year’s draft to get one this year – to get safety Shamarko Thomas. Its less than a month after the Steelers made a rare day 1 free agency signing in the form of Michael Mitchell. Which came on the heels of a decision to extend Troy Polamalu’s contract by two years.
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) April 7, 2014
- So why, pray tell, would the Steelers entertain a safety prior to the 2014 NFL Draft?
The Steelers are picking 15th. It is little secret that the Steelers covet Michigan and Tennessee cornerbacks Justin Gilbert and Darqueze Dennard and Texas A&M’s Mike Evans. However, what if those players are gone?
- Well, the first reaction will be to try to trade? But what if they can’t? Prior is projected as a mid-round pick.