Steelers Bring DL Ra’Shede Hageman, CB Phillip Gaines, TE Rob Blanchflower In For Pre Draft Visits

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entertaining a few more draft prospects on Thursday and this time one of there is a tight end.

According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, Minnesota defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman, Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines and Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower are all in town.

Hageman is a first round prospect who would more than likely become a defensive end in the Steelers defense. He has a great back story and measured in at just under 6’6″ at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

Gaines could come off the board in the second or third round in the May draft and fits the Steelers needs as a zone cornerback. He has all of the measurables that teams look for in a cornerback as he his six feet tall and very fast.

Blanchflower has had his draft stock hurt by a hernia injury suffered last season. He is a day three prospect with a ton of upside. As far as tight ends go in this draft, he is one of the most well-rounded when it comes to pass catching and inline blocking, but he has struggled to stay on the field.

  • harding36

    Gaines could very well be the 2nd round choice.

  • Steelers12328882

    I’d never heard of Blanchflower before that mock draft the other day, and here he is a couple days later lol

  • Andrew

    Major props, Dave, on the Blanchflower mention from earlier this week

  • steeltown

    Been reading up on Blanchflower, im starting to like him in the 7th Rd. First and foremost he is a willing and capable blocker, has good receiving ability and was a two time Team captain… could provide good late Rd value

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I had Blanchflower on mocks early in the off season. Like you said he has a ton of upside and the guy can just flat out block.

  • Lucus Rodriguez

    personally hope they go with a WR in RD 2. There are so many good WRs in this class that a 1st rd type talent should still be there in the 2nd. Gaines would be my pick if they went WR in round one though