The Pittsburgh Steelers’ schedule of pre-draft visits with defensive backs continues to grow. Earlier today, we noted Mississippi State CB Emmanuel Forbes has a Top 30 visit with the team. You can add another corner to that list. According to CBS Miami reporter Mike Cugno, Miami (FL) CB Tyrique Stevenson has a pre-draft visit with the team.
Stevenson went through his Pro Day workout yesterday, with former Steelers CB and current scout Ike Taylor putting him through drills. Couple that with this reported visit and the interest here is obvious.
Weighing in at 6000, 198 pounds at the Combine, he ran a 4.45 40 with a 38.5 inch vertical and 10’5″ broad. After two years at Georgia, Stevenson transferred to Miami (FL) and picked off three passes over the past two seasons, including two in 2022. On the year, he recorded 25 tackles and seven pass deflections in addition to those pair of picks. He also offers a small amount of punt return value, though Pittsburgh rarely uses defenders back there.
Overall, Stevenson posted a high RAS score but struggled mightily in the agility times, hinting at some lower-body tightness. He also attended this year’s Senior Bowl but was on the American Team, the opposite squad of the group DBs Coach Grady Brown coordinated.
We don’t currently have a pre-draft profile on Stevenson but we’ll publish one prior to this year’s draft, which takes place in less than a month. However, we do have an interview with him from this year’s Combine where he called WR George Pickens, who he faced at Georgia for two seasons, the “hardest” receiver he’s ever had to cover.
According to Mock Draft Database, Stevenson is currently being mocked late in the second round. It’s a deep corner class and he could slip a bit, potentially becoming an option at pick #80 if the Steelers haven’t already selected a corner.
He’s now the ninth pre-draft visitor we’re aware of. You can follow the rest of the list at the link here.