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Reports: Steelers To Work Out Villanova DE, Host Pitt TE On Monday

If the Pittsburgh Steelers wind up drafting a defensive lineman this year, one would think such a selection would happen during the third day of the annual event. As the college pro days continue to happen around the nation following the scouting combine in Indianapolis, it appears as though the Steelers have serious interest in one defensive linemen who played at Villanova.

Tanoh Kpassagnon, who reportedly met with the Steelers in Indianapolis, apparently has a private workout with the team scheduled as well, according to Jared Tokarz on Twitter. Tokarz, by the way, is the same person who reported the Steelers meeting with the lengthy Villanova defensive lineman during the combine. The 6’7, 289 pounder recorded 21.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks in 2016.

It will now be interesting to see if Kpassagnon is brought in for a pre draft visit in the coming weeks.

Speaking of pre-draft visits, the Steelers are reportedly hosting Pittsburgh tight Scott Orndoff on Monday, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Orndoff, who recorded 35 receptions for 579 yards and five touchdowns last season, won’t count against the Steelers allotted 30 pre-draft visitors because he is considered a local player.

Orndoff, by the way, also reportedly met wit the Steelers at the combine in some capacity. In case you missed the report from Sunday, Connecticut defensive back Obi Melifonwu is also reportedly scheduled to come to Pittsburgh for a pre-draft visit in the coming weeks.

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