Steelers 2015 Draft Visits: WR Breshad Perriman Highlights Trio Visiting On Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are ending their week by hosting three more players for pre draft visits as Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy, South Alabama tight end Wes Saxton and Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman are all in town on Friday.

Murphy’s visit is a bit usual being as the Steelers currently have four quarterbacks on their roster. Last season, Murphy complete 131-of-230 passes for 1,623 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Murphy is likely to go undrafted and might get invited to the Steelers rookie minicamp if he doesn’t sign somewhere else as a free agent.

Perriman is a 6-2, 212 pound underclassman that is expected to be drafted in the first two rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft. He caught 50 passes for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns last season on his way to receiving All-American Athletic Conference First Team honors.

Saxton, as we previewed Thursday evening, is a developmental move tight end who needs to work on his blocking. He’s expected to be drafted in the late rounds.

  • steeltown

    The Murphy visit IS a bit strange… they must like him… might not be very worthwhile, but breakdown of Murphy?

  • steelster

    So they brought in Coates and now perriman. Are they really going to draft a wr in a high round ? Are they unhappy with wheaton ?

  • H.K. northern cali

    Steelers will draft a wr. No need till the 5th on. But as we have seen. Anything is possible!

  • james

    They waisted a visit on Tyler Murphy??

  • kev4heels

    why are we looking at 1st round WR’s?

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  • srdan

    or is there a long term plan that ABs cost will be too steep?

  • Alex B

    Everyone needs to stop looking at Tyler Murphy as a QB, it’s obvious at this point that he’s going to have to transition to another position in the pros. Not sure which position(s) the Steelers tried him out at, but he’s essentially an athlete at this point.

    As far as Perriman goes, I’m sure they’re just doing their due diligence. If Perriman somehow slips to their pick in the second round, why not take him if he’s easily the best player available? We have nothing behind Markus Wheaton, who himself needs to take another step forward this season. There’s nothing wrong with having multiple options at wide receiver in today’s NFL.

  • falconsaftey43

    Or is it we’re good at drafting WRs, so let’s just stick with that.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    The Murphy visit isn’t that strange. Didn’t Gradkowski only sign for two years?

  • Jollyrob68

    BPA.. Just because they need a position and us fans want them to take a position doesn’t mean that’s what they’re going to do, Ever.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I think that’s the idea! If one of these guys slip BPA comes into play! Honestly I really want a Juggernaut type offense! We could have the type of offense where no defense is affective!

  • srdan

    I like both of your answers better than mine

  • CW

    One of the biggest issues for the Steelers offense this past year was the inability to score TDs in the Red Zone after moving the ball well on the rest of the field. Suisham had 32 attempts at a field goal last season and 45 extra point attempts.

    Imagine the Steelers’ record if Suisham had 20 field goal attempts and 57 extra point attempts. Big Ben might have been League MVP for instance with eight to ten more TDs in addition to all his other stats and he probably would have eclipsed 5000 yards for the season.

    Throw in the draft position and there is the possibility that Perriman could be the BPA at 22 for instance. The team has to look at that possibility that the real first round defensive talent could be off the board before they pick at 22.

    Or what if some other team offered a trade deal to move up that was too good to pass up and the Steelers selected 25th in the first after trading back with the Panthers who still need offensive line starting talent.

  • Dr. Funkenstein

    Maybe Murphy is a udfa camp arm, possibly with an eye towards more drills going on at once, a la Chip Kelly.

  • Steve Johnson

    Nothing wrong with the visit, I just hope Colbert doesn’t waste a 4th Rd pick on him like he did with Landry Jones.

  • Steve Johnson

    That’s what I’ve been thinking for a while now.

  • LucasY59

    They don’t like to pay WR’s a lot of $, it would be a shame if they let him go, all the guys like Plex, Holmes and Wallace they were good WR’s but not worth the $ they left for. AB is a little different, Kinda like Hines, I think they know he is a great player but also a good team mate and works hard to be the best so is worth paying the big $, I hope he is a Steeler his entire career, but if the Cap wont allow it then he could leave for more $, he is one of the best WR’s currently and will demand a big payday when his contract is up.

  • LucasY59

    they only get 30 visits so it is a waste to use one on a QB they wont draft and probably wouldn’t make it through camp since they already wasted a pick on Landry.

  • LucasY59

    camp arm is not worth 1 of the 30 visits allowed

  • LucasY59

    not really impressed with any of the visitors for today

    Perriman’s sub 4.3 40 has him getting a lot of hype I don’t think he is worth the #22 pick and wont make it to the 2nd rd pick, He could be a good WR, but doesnt fit the value for where the Steelers will be picking (there are a lot of guys that seem to be in the “some where between the Steelers 1st rd pick and their 2nd rd pick” range talent wise so one will have to be available)

    I’m pretty confident that a talented player will fall to the Steelers in both the 1st and 2nd rds this year (kinda like Tuitt last draft and DeCasto a couple drafts before that, could use Jarvis and Adams as well but those examples don’t look so good)

    Maybe they will get lucky and a guy like IEO will be available in the 3rd (that would make for 3 guys that were potentially 1st rd guys) cant be upset with a draft that would get that kind of talent with its top 3 picks

  • JesusChristTheGodMan .

    Maybe they are also thinking with Wheaton much like the Emmanuel Sanders deal, where he may command more money than they think he is worth. But that’s just a guess.

  • Conserv_58

    Keep in mind that it’s “smoke-n-mirrors” time of the silly season. There is gamesmanship and subterfuge going on leading up to the draft so as not to tip ones hat as to what their thinking is. Given the advent of technological advances in communications teams have to be much more guarded and tech savvy if they hope to keep their private information from prying eyes.

  • Conserv_58

    That pick is on par with the Fred Gibson fiasco.

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  • Conserv_58

    Last year’s draft prove your comment to be right on. Nearly everyone, even Kiper, were calling for the Steelers to take a corner in the first round. With the first pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select … Ryan Shazier.

  • Conserv_58

    Please. Murphy has as much of a chance of unseating Gradkowski as the number two QB as Landry does. For me, this visit is the team getting ready to move on from Landry. Lord knows that this is it for Landry. His grace period is over. He has this off season to prove his worth or else he will be getting a visit from the Turk. The Steelers are interviewing a potential replacement for Landry.

  • srdan

    I hate to say that I was right on this one bud.