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Steelers List Of Thursday Pre-Draft Visitors Includes Top-Rated DBs Melifonwu, Humphrey

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting five more pre-draft visitors on Thursday and that list of players includes two wide receivers and three defensive backs.

According to Bob Labriola of, Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu, Pittsburgh cornerback Ryan Lewis, Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey, West Virginia wide receiver Shelton Gibson, and North Carolina wide receiver Mack Hollins are all visiting with the team on Thursday.

Melifonwu, who measured in at this year’s scouting combine at 6037, 224-pounds, ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.40 seconds while in Indianapolis. He recorded 351 total tackles, 8 interceptions and 24 total pass breakups in the 48 games he played at Connecticut and is expected to be selected somewhere within the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Humphrey, who measured in at the combine at 6002, 197-pounds, ran his 40-yard-dash in 4.41 seconds and is currently expected to be selected in the first round. He recorded 81 tackles, 5 interceptions and 18 pass breakups in the 29 career games he played in at Alabama.

Lewis, a 5-11, 191-pound cornerback out of Pittsburgh, had two interceptions and 9 defensed passes last season. He’s currently expected to go undrafted this year. He will not count against the Steelers 30 allotted visitors being as he is considered a local product.

Hollins, who measured in at the combine at 6040, 221-pounds, caught 81 passes for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns in the 47 games that he played in at North Carolina that included 18 starts.

Gibson, who measured in at 5106, 191-pounds, caught 84 passes for 1,898 yards and 17 touchdowns in the 38 career games he played in at West Virginia that included 26 starts. He’s expected to be selected during day-two of the draft.

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