NFL Draft

Steelers Host Top-Rated CBs, EDGE Ben Banogu For Monday Pre-Draft Visits

The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely wrap up all of their pre-draft visits this week and on Monday they hosted three more players with two of them being top-ranked cornerbacks in this year’s class.

According to Bob Labriola of, the Steelers are hosting Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker, Washington cornerback Byron Murphy and TCU edge rusher Ben Banogu for Monday pre-draft visits.

Murphy, an underclassman cornerback who measured in at this year’s scouting combine at 5106, 190-pounds with 30 1/8-inch arms and 8 7/8-inch hands, ran his 40-yard-dash in Indianapolis in 4.55-seconds. He also did 14 reps on the bench at the combine and posted a vertical jump of 36.5-inches to go along with a 10’0″ broad jump. He recorded 74 total tackles, 7 interceptions, 20 total pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles in his two seasons at Washington.

As for Baker, who measured in at the NFL combine at 5110, 193-pounds with 32-inch arms and 9-inch hands, he ran the 40-yard-dash in Indianapolis in 4.52-seconds and did 14 reps on the bench. He also registered a 9’10” broad jump at the combine. He registered 116 total tackles in the 51 games he played at Georgia to go along with 7 interceptions, 24 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles.

As for Banogu, who was a participant in this year’s Senior Bowl, he measured in at the scouting combine at 6034, 250-pounds with 33 5/8-inch arms and 8 3/4-inch hands. He ran his 40-yard-dash in Indianapolis in 4.62-seconds, did 23 reps on the bench to go along with a 40-inch vertical jump and an 11’2″ broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.27-seconds and his 3-cone time was 7.02-seconds. During his college career at TCU, Banogu registered 151 total tackles of which 49 of them resulted in lost yardage. 22 of those were sacks and he also had 7 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups.

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