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Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Minnesota Safety Brock Vereen

April 8th, 2014 at 10:07 PM
By Mark Mihalko

The Pittsburgh Steelers have brought in a variety of prospects as pre-draft visitors. Most importantly, they have been players projected at different levels of the draft, which makes for interesting fodder for mock drafts as the NFL Draft approaches.

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While Louisville free safety Calvin Pryor opened some eyes with his visit, the Steelers quietly brought in another safety prospect that could also make an impact: Minnesota safety Brock Vereen.

The first-team All-Big 10 selection is a solid athlete and leader with high football acumen. At 6-0, 199-pounds, he may not have elite size, but he plays with a sound combination of speed and quickness, which allows him to make plays both in a base defense and on special teams.  

Although he has 4.47-timed speed, he lacks the coverage ability outside as a cornerback and possibly the physicality for safety. Couple that with uneven hands, and it is easy to see why he shows up as a Day Three prospect on many draft boards. With that, he could be a solid addition for the Steelers late in the draft as they attempt to retool their roster.

Pre-Draft Visitors

Defensive Backs

Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson (Profile 3/28)

Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard (Profile 3/29)

TCU cornerback Jason Verrett (Profile 4/6)

Wide Receivers

PittsburghState wide receiver John Brown (Profile 3/31)

Mississippi wide receiver Dante Moncrief (Profile 4/3)

South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington (Profile 4/5)

Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant (Profile 4/7)

Running Backs

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk (Profile 4/1)

Safety

Louisville safety Calvin Pryor (Profile 4/8)

Minnesota safety Brock Vereen (Profile 4/8)

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Tags: Brock Vereen, Football, Minnesota, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, pre-draft visitors

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