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Report: Boise State LB Leighton Vander Esch Had Saturday Pre-Draft Visit With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t report any pre-draft visitors on Saturday but it appears as though they did host at least one.

According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch visited with the Steelers this past Saturday.

Vander Esch visiting with the Steelers isn’t a huge surprise as it was reported last week that they would be bringing the linebacker to Pittsburgh following his pro day. At his pro day, Steelers inside linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky was present for the event and helped put Vander Esch through some on-field drills.

Despite him not playing for a power five conference college team and him being just a one-year starter at Boise State, Vander Esch has constantly been connected as the Steelers possible first-round selection this year. He measured in at this year’s scouting combine at 6042, 256-pounds and posted some impressive workout numbers and times while in Indianapolis.

As the 2018 NFL Draft draws ever so closer, many are starting to speculate that Vander Esch will ultimately be selected before the Steelers 28th overall pick in the first-round. The young linebacker reportedly has quite a few pre-draft visits scheduled over the course of the next few weeks.

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