Steelers Four Wednesday Pre-Draft Visitors Includes Two Cornerbacks

The Pittsburgh Steelers are slowly winding down their 30 allotted pre-draft visitors and on Wednesday the team hosted four more players and they are Minnesota cornerback Jalen Myrick, West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas, Tennessee tight end Jason Croom and Western Michigan edge-rusher Keion Adams, according to Bob Labriola of steelers.com.

Myrick, who measured in at this year’s scouting combine at 5095, 200-pounds, posted the second-fastest 40-yard-dash time (4.28 seconds) while in Indianapolis in addition to registering a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10’04” broad jump. In the 47 games that he played in at Minnesota that included 21 starts, Myrick recorded 93 total tackles, five interceptions and 26 total pass breakups. He’s expected to be selected somewhere during the middle of this year’s draft.

Douglas, who measured in at the combine at 6015 209-pounds, ran his 40-yard-dash in 4.59 seconds. The Nassau Community College transfer recorded 9 interceptions and 18 total pass breakups in the two seasons that he played at West Virginia that consisted of 24 games and 12 starts. Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake worked Douglas out during his pro-day.

Croom, who reportedly measures in at 6040, 246-pounds, caught 60 passes for 816 yards and six touchdowns during his three seasons at Tennessee. He’s expected to go undrafted later this month.

Adams, who like Croom wasn’t invited to this year’s scouting combine, measures in at 6020, 247-pounds. He recorded 126 total tacks and 14.5 sacks in the 51 games that he played in at Western Michigan that included 29 starts. He’s also likely to go undrafted later this month.

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  • falconsaftey43

    I love Adams. I’m not a fan of Douglas unless it’s like 5th round or later. I think he’s too limited to only press coverage. He’s so stiff.

  • Steelers12

    Man i love douglas i think he is the press corner we need

  • Steelers12

    I don’t know much about adams but if he can pass rush get him

  • falconsaftey43

    He’s a super athletic, high motor guy, rushes the passer pretty well from what I’ve seen. I’d love him late in the draft.

  • falconsaftey43

    I just worry about his overall game. I think he can play press fairly well, although smaller guys will eat him up a bit on comebacks because he just doesn’t break down well. I don’t think he can play off man much at all. I do like his ball skills a lot. Like I said, 5th round, I think he’d be a good get, but I’m not convinced he can be a full time starter, unless they’re going to really change up their scheme to press man heavy.

  • Steelers12

    I think they are heading that way

  • Steelers12

    Gotta look him up

  • Brian Tollini

    Rasuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul!

  • WreckIess

    I like Myrick as a nickel back option. Douglas really doesn’t fit the MO for the secondary. Not very physical, not a great tackler, and he plays slower than he timed. He has the size that they look for, but nothing else.

  • LucasY59

    the extra attention the team has paid to Myrick has made me look at him a bit more as well, I originally dismissed him as a guy that ran fast but other than that wasnt a attractive prospect, but now I think of him as a decent mid rd option to play the slot, and getting him later could be a good value

  • PaeperCup

    “not a great tackler”…seems like he does fit the MO

  • steelersfan

    Still no kevin king?

  • Ace

    Gotta think Lake liked what he saw so much at the Pro Day he lobbied to bring him in to meet Mike and Kevin. Hard not to pencil him in the third or fourth round. Maybe even earlier than that. Like they say, a guy is worth what someone is willing to pay for. He could be the early pick in the third.

  • Jim

    Agree with this. Definitely be a great snag in the mid rounds.

  • Darth Blount 47

    WHY ARE WE BRINGING IN GUYS FOR VISITS THAT WILL GO UNDRAFTED?!

    The team knows that we are only allowed a limited amount of visits…. DON’T THEY?!?!?

  • Darth Blount 47

    Oh yeah, I wrote about him after the Combine. I thought he had a very good day. He’s a little fiery bulldog. I like him.

  • SoCal Steeler

    Not sure what to make of Douglas or Myrick. Douglas, as noted is a good press corner and has very good ball skills but he struggles in off man and zone most likely due to his lack of suddenness and top end speed. He’s also not a physical tackler but probably good enough.
    Myrick is a guy who was rated 6th or 7th Rd. until he ran his 4.28. Now he’s shooting up to Rd. 3-4 consideration and I’m not sure if he’s worth it. He’d be strictly slot and hasn’t shown the ball skills that Douglas has. That speed in our secondary sure would be nice though.
    I digress on these two. I’m just not sure where to rate them but I’d guess no earlier than our 3rd Rd. Comp pick. As far as Adams and Crook I think they’re just trying to get a foot in the door for undrafted free agent signings. We always have several of these types come in for visits.

  • John Pennington

    Sometime bringing in UDFA is just as important as drafting because at least it gives the team a better look at a player because onc overe the draft is over every team will be rushing to sign these players so you have to be on your game to get the best players before they are gone.

  • Alan Tman

    Ezra Robinson did the same thing. He might be in too, so try to check him out.

  • Alan Tman

    I heard Crooms ran a 4.68.