The Pittsburgh Steelers are certainly interested in drafting a safety this year and on Tuesday we learned that another one will be brought to town for a pre-draft visit.
According to Florida safety Keanu Neal on Twitter, he is headed to Pittsburgh to visit with the Steelers.
Neal, who finished 2015 with 84 tackles, 2 sacks, and an interception, measured in at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at 6004, 211-pounds. At his recent pro day, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin and defensive backs coach Carnell Lake were all in attendance.
Last season, STATS has Neal down as allowing 14 receptions for 137 yards and no touchdowns while in coverage. While he only reportedly played 75% of the defensive snaps last season, he did miss the first two games due to a hamstring injury.
Neal has been linked to the Steelers dating all the way back to the combine.
Neal now makes the fifth safety on our pre-draft visitor list as he joins Jayron Kearse, Darian Thompson, Jeremy Cash and Deon Bush. Cash and Bush were in Pittsburgh last Friday.
While the Steelers did re-sign safety Robert Golden prior to the start of the new league year, veteran free agent safety Will Allen is not expected to be brought back for another season.