2014 Draft

Steelers Bring DL Ra’Shede Hageman, CB Phillip Gaines, TE Rob Blanchflower In For Pre Draft Visits

The Pittsburgh Steelers are entertaining a few more draft prospects on Thursday and this time one of there is a tight end.

According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, Minnesota defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman, Rice cornerback Phillip Gaines and Massachusetts tight end Rob Blanchflower are all in town.

Hageman is a first round prospect who would more than likely become a defensive end in the Steelers defense. He has a great back story and measured in at just under 6’6″ at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

Gaines could come off the board in the second or third round in the May draft and fits the Steelers needs as a zone cornerback. He has all of the measurables that teams look for in a cornerback as he his six feet tall and very fast.

Blanchflower has had his draft stock hurt by a hernia injury suffered last season. He is a day three prospect with a ton of upside. As far as tight ends go in this draft, he is one of the most well-rounded when it comes to pass catching and inline blocking, but he has struggled to stay on the field.

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