The Steelers are still doing their homework for the upcoming NFL Draft and that includes hosting some potential picks to their facility in Pittsburgh. They will be hosting three today including a first round prospect on defense.
3 draft prospects also visiting #Steelers today: DE Akiem Hicks, Regina of Canada; TE Michael Egnew, Missouri; LB Nick Perry, Southern Cal— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) April 10, 2012
Perry is the big name of the bunch, and he might go in the first round around where the Steelers will be picking at No. 24 overall. Perry played defensive end at USC but will likely transition to an outside linebacker role in the 3-4 defense once he gets to the next level. Perry has very good athleticism and might be a good project for the Steelers to take on and develop. Hicks and Egnew are later round prospects, but Egnew is a very capable pass catcher and could make a good depth backup later in the draft.
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