DE - Ohio State
6'1" 257 lbs
Draft Breakdown Rank: #12 DE
Optimum Scouting Rank: #34 DE
ScarDraft Rank: #21 3-4 OLB, #157 overall
Mocking The Draft Rank: #14 DE, #127 overall
Simon played defensive end for Ohio State, most of the time operating out of a 3-point stance and coming off the edge with speed. He was a boom or bust player, having two off-the-charts games against Nebraska (7 tackles, 2 sacks) and Wisconsin (6 tackles, 4 sacks). However for those good games, he also played 4 games last year where he failed to record more than 2 tackles. This visit is likely to see if he is capable of transitioning to outside linebacker and generating the same kind of speed rush without his hand on the ground. The Steelers have picked more Buckeyes than players from any other college in the Kevin Colbert era, so it's not surprising to see them looking at Ohio State players.
ILB - Florida State
6'1" 247 lbs
Draft Breakdown Rank: #10 ILB
Optimum Scouting Rank: #10 ILB
ScarDraft Rank: unranked
Mocking The Draft Rank: #12 ILB
Williams was a redshirt senior who had a monster game in the Orange Bowl victory over Northern Illinois and was a key component in a staunch Florida State defense. He isn't the flashiest player on the field and often gets caught over-pursuing, but the Steelers do have a need for depth at inside linebacker, particularly if Sean Spence is unable to return from his knee injury this season.
RB - Texas A&M
5'10" 220 lbs
Draft Breakdown Rank: #17 RB
Optimum Scouting Rank: #16 RB
ScarDraft Rank: #25 RB, #240 overall
Mocking The Draft Rank: #13 RB, #144 overall
Michael fell down Texas A&M's depth chart due to issues with head coach Kevin Sumlin. That said, watching Michael on tape he seems to have all the components of an NFL back. He has size, burst through the hole, speed to run away from people, and the power to bowl over defenders. There isn't a lot of footage of Michael from 2012 due to his decreased playing time, but he certainly made the most of his opportunities when he got them. The weakness in Michael's game seems to be his blocking ability (or lack thereof) and he isn't a great receiver out of the backfield. The Steelers have a big need at running back, so it's not surprising to see them bringing in backs for visits.