The Steelers continue their scouting as ESPN’s Brooke Pryor reported that they will be hosting four pre-draft visits today.
Steelers hosting four pre-draft visits today: CB Tyrique Stevenson (Miami), DT Siaki Ika (Baylor), G O’Cyrus Torrence (Florida) and OT Anton Harrison (Oklahoma)
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 5, 2023
All players visiting the Steelers today are familiar names at their respective positions in Steelers Nation.
CB Tyrique Stevenson is a player with tons of upside. After transferring from Georgia to Miami in 2021, he showcased his talents with his combination of size, speed, press coverage, and physicality consistently in his two years at Miami.
He finished his Miami career with 68 total tackles (47 solos), four tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 11 passes defended, and three INTS.
Bringing in a guy like Stevenson to aid the CB position and work and learn under Patrick Peterson could benefit Stevenson’s career.
Tyrique Stevenson is a projected 2nd round pick.
DT Siaki Ika is a big player that is no stranger to a gap-filler. After joining LSU’s National Championship team in 2020, he transferred to Baylor for the 2021 season.
During his time at Baylor, he showed his run-stopping ability thanks to his size, as he weighs 335 lbs. Even with his big stature, he showed his agility as a pass-rusher. His production helped him be named the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2021.
His two years at Baylor consisted of him collecting 48 total tackles (27 solos), eight tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and two passes defended. His size may be a concern, but with a need at DT and a true gap-filler, the Steelers will look toward Ika’s direction.
Siaki Ika is a projected 2nd-3rd round pick.
OG O’Cyrus Torrence is an interesting visit for the Steelers after the signings of G’s Isaac Seumalo and Nate Herbig in FA. The Steelers could look at other options, as anything can happen during the NFL Draft.
Torrence is arguably the best OG in the upcoming draft. In 2019, he started his career at Louisiana-Lafayette. He initially played at LG before moving to RG, where he made a name for himself.
Over his first two seasons, he managed only to allow just 12 pressures. After the 2021 season, he entered the NCAA transfer portal and went to Florida.
In his only season at Florida, he continued showing dominance at RG. After the additions of Seumalo and Herbig, the likelihood of drafting Torrence is very small, but come to Draft Day, you never know.
O’Cyrus Torrence is a projected 1st-2nd round pick.
OT Anton Harrison is a player the Steelers could look at to fill the LT position. Harrison started his career at Oklahoma in 2020, where he spent significant time at LT.
Over the past two seasons, he’d become the full-time starter in the same position. His best year came in his last year in 2022, where he only allowed nine pressures and one sack on 447 pass-blocking snaps.
He is more than capable as a pass-protector, but his run-blocking could be more consistent. In some people’s eyes, Harrison may not be on the level of Peter Skoronski, Paris Johnson Jr., or Brodrick Jones, but he does have just as much upside.
Anton Harrison is a projected 1st-2nd round pick.
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