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Top Edge-Rushers Rivers, McKinley Headline Steelers Tuesday Pre-Draft Visitors

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now busy hosting pre-draft visitors and on Tuesday four more players are in town to talk to the team and that list of players includes two edge-rushers and two defensive backs.

According to Bob Labriola of,  Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis, Youngstown State edge-rusher Derek Rivers, Michigan State safety Montae Nicholson and UCLA edge-rusher Takkarist McKinley are all in Pittsburgh visiting with the team.

Lewis, who was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence several weeks ago, measured in at the scouting combine at 5102, 188-pounds. He ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.54 seconds. He had 6 interceptions and 39 total pass breakups in the 48 games he played at Michigan.

McKinley, who recently underwent shoulder surgery, had 14.5 sacks in the two years he played at UCLA. He measured in at the combine at 6020, 250-pounds and ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.59 seconds.

Rivers, a small school prospect, had 37.5 sacks in the 49 career games that he played in at Youngstown State. He measured in at the combine at 6035, 248-pounds and ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.61 seconds.

As for Nicholson, who measured in at the combine at 6023, 212-pounds, he ran the 40-yard-dash in 4.42 seconds. He registered 4 interceptions and 4 pass breakups over the course of the last two seasons. He is considered a local prospect and thus shouldn’t count against the team’s 30 allotted outside visitors,

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