Steelers news: Ladd McConkey, Zach Frazier, Cooper DeJean, updated pre-draft visits

  • Ladd McConkey earns pre-draft visit with Pittsburgh
  • Zach Frazier and Cooper DeJean meet with Steelers
  • Updated Steelers pre-draft visit tracker
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There was a dry spell following the rush of free agency, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting active just weeks ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft. Omar Khan is busy making the most of his pre-draft visits, and new names have been added to the list.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh continues to show where their biggest interest will lie early in the draft and the latest NFL mock draft follows the clues as to who the selection could be with the 20th overall pick. Here's the latest Steelers news.

Steelers host pre-draft visit with WR Ladd McConkey

According to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic, the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey for a Top 30 pre-draft visit.

McConkey is a player Mike Tomlin has met with at four stops during the pre-draft process: the Senior Bowl, the NFL Combine, his Georgia Pro Day, and now in Pittsburgh for a pre-draft meeting.

After earning a Top 30 visit from the team, it's safe to assume that McConkey is high on their draft radar, though he does feel like a player who could fall between Pittsburgh's first and second-round picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. The Steelers could have enough interest to take him in Round 1, but a trade-back in the first round or a trade-up if he falls in Round 2 might be the best options.

Confirmed Top 30 visits with Zach Frazier, Cooper DeJean

Ray Fittipaldo of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently reported that Cooper DeJean had a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now we learned that this visit took place on Friday, April 12th.

Joining DeJean for a pre-draft visit was West Virginia center, Zach Frazier. This was a name that was rumored to be scheduled for a pre-draft visit, but we now have confirmation.

DeJean is coming off a season-ending leg injury, but the Iowa star is a versatile chess piece in the secondary. The Steelers would likely have to take him at pick 20 in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Frazier is considered a second-round prospect, but some fans fear he will be off the board before the Steelers make their selection with the 51st overall pick on Day 2 of the draft. Both players are now firmly on Pittsburgh's draft radar following their pre-draft visits. Frazier, a local prospect from West Virginia, won't count against the team's 30 visits.

Steelers updated pre-draft visit tracker

Here are all of the names that have been reported as pre-draft visits of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington
  • RB Dillion Johnson, Washington
  • WR Adonai Mitchell, Texas
  • WR Ladd McConkey, Georgia
  • WR Xavier Legette, South Carolina
  • WR Ricky Pearsall, Florida
  • WR Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky
  • WR Tahj Washington, USC
  • WR Luke McCaffrey, Rice
  • OT Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State
  • OT Troy Fautanu, Washington
  • OT Amarius Mims, Georgia
  • OT Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma
  • OT Blake Fisher, Notre Dame
  • OT Matt Goncalves, Pitt (Local)
  • OL Travis Glover, Georgia State
  • OL Steven Jones, Oregon
  • C Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon
  • C Zach Frazier, West Virginia (Local)
  • DL Darius Robinson, Missouri
  • DL Braden Fiske, Florida State
  • DL Maason Smith, LSU
  • DL Khristian Boyd, Northern Iowa
  • DL Logan Lee, Iowa
  • CB Cooper DeJean, Iowa
  • CB Nate Wiggins, Clemson
  • CB Max Melton, Rutgers
  • CB Andru Phillips, Kentucky
  • CB M.J. Devonshire, Pittsburgh (Local)
  • CB Daequan Hardy, Penn State (Local)
  • CB Beanie Bishop, West Virginia (Local)
  • CB Shon Stephens, Ferris State