Projected first-round pick Calvin Pryor visits Steelers


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Former Louisville safety Calvin Pryor, projected to be a first-round pick in the May draft, visited with the Steelers Monday on the South Side.

Pryor, who is 5 feet 11 and 207 pounds, the No. 2 free safety in the draft, according to nfldraftscout.com. Ha'Sean "HaHa" Clinton-Dix of Alabama is ranked No. 1.

Pryor is a mid-round pick (No. 14 overall by the Chicago Bears) in the latest mock draft by nfldraftscout. The Steelers pick at No. 15.

The Steelers signed their starting free safety in free agency. Mike Mitchell, formerly of Carolina and Oakland, is expected to take over for the departed Ryan Clark, who last week signed with the Redskins after he was not offered a contract by the Steelers.

Pryor was a playmaker for Louisville. He had three interceptions and two forced fumbles last season. In his career, he had seven career interceptions and nine forced fumbles, including five in 2012.

The Steelers last week played host to Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard, Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt, South Carolina receiver Bruce Ellington, Mississippi receiver Dante Moncrief, Minnesota safety Brock Vereen and Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk.


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