Steelers meet with small-school cornerback Denmark
The Pittsburgh Steelers dipped into the small-school ranks Tuesday for their penultimate predraft visit when they hosted defensive back Stephen Denmark, who played for Division II national champion Valdosta State in 2018.
Denmark is a 6-foot-3, 212-pound cornerback with limited experience in the secondary. He arrived at Valdosta State as a wide receiver, but he was switched to defense for two seasons.
He had seven interceptions and impressed scouts by running a 4.46 40 at Valdosta State’s pro day. Denmark also recorded a 43-inch vertical leap.
The Cleveland Browns and New Orleans Saints also have hosted Denmark for a predraft visit. He is considered a late-round pick or priority free agent.
The Steelers have conducted 29 of their official 30 visits, a total that doesn’t include three local visitors.
Of the 32 players the Steelers have hosted, they have met with seven linebackers, seven running backs, six cornerbacks, four wide receivers, three safeties, three tight ends, one defensive end and one offensive lineman.
Here is the list of players the Steelers previously hosted:
APRIL 1: RB Miles Sanders (Penn State), RB Damien Harris (Alabama), TE Alize Mack (Notre Dame); WR Andy Isabella (UMass), WR Dillon Mitchell (Oregon)
APRIL 2: RB Mike Weber (Ohio State), RB Jordan Scarlett (Florida), RB: Travis Homer (Miami); WR: Miles Boykin (Notre Dame); LB David Long (West Virginia)
APRIL 3: S Ugo Amadi (Oregon), S Darnell Savage (Maryland), LB Jordan Brailford (Oklahoma State), LB Ben Burr-Kirven (Washington)
APRIL 4: S Dravon Henry (West Virginia), CB Sean Bunting (Central Michigan), LB Ulysses Gilbert III (Akron), LB Gary Johnson (Texas)
APRIL 5: CB Justin Laynes (Michigan State), CB Rock Ya-Sin (Temple)
APRIL 8: CB Deandre Baker (Georgia), CB Byron Murphy (Washington), OLB Ben Banogu (TCU)
APRIL 9: TE Foster Moreau (LSU); DE Charles Omenihu (Texas)
APRIL 10: TE Josh Oliver (San Jose State); G Garrett Brumfield (LSU)
APRIL 11: RB Kerrith Whyte Jr. (Florida Atlantic)
APRIL 12: WR/KR/PR Diontae Johnson (Toledo)
APRIL 15: RB Ty Johnson (Maryland), LB Quintin Williams (Murray State)
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