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Lebsteel
03-16-2009, 10:38 PM
Tomlin, LeBeau and Colbert all attended the Ohio State pro day last Friday. So....if all three attended, I'd think they have more than a slight interest in someone there. Who could it be? Laurinaitis, Boone, Robiskie???? Very interesting....

http://blogs.nfl.com/category/pro-days/

grotonsteel
03-16-2009, 10:56 PM
If Dick LeBeau also attended then it could be for LB James Laurinaitis or Marcus Freeman.

Also i read sometime back that Steelers had shown some interest in Alex Boone.

buckeyehoppy
03-16-2009, 11:10 PM
If bad word LeBeau also attended then it could be for LB James Laurinaitis or Marcus Freeman.

Also i read sometime back that Steelers had shown some interest in Alex Boone.

AB has been in virtual free fall in his draft stock since he declared that he wouldn't come out last year.

Believe it or not, but I think Booney is going to be available when the Steelers select in the fifth round. The guy's draft stock is in a lump by the side of the road and probably for no other reason that the guy has a rep as a meathead and the pro scouts are on to that.

I wonder if Nader Abdallah was also part of tOSU's Pro Day. This is a guy who could be a decent pickup in the later rounds because he spent a large portion of his last couple years in Columbus being a legitimate play maker when he got the chance.

RuthlessBurgher
03-16-2009, 11:32 PM
They attended the OSU Pro Day for the same reason as the WVU Pro Day. They could just get in their car and drive there. They didn't go to the Oregon Pro Day earlier this week because it is 2500 miles away. It is impossible to attend all of them, so they go to the close ones, and a select few others (like when Tomlin went to Florida State's Pro Day prior to drafting Timmons). Convenience, gentleman. Nothing more, IMO.

Snatch98
03-17-2009, 12:57 AM
Tomlin, LeBeau and Colbert all attended the Ohio State pro day last Friday. So....if all three attended, I'd think they have more than a slight interest in someone there. Who could it be? Laurinaitis, Boone, Robiskie???? Very interesting....

http://blogs.nfl.com/category/pro-days/

Robiskie or Washington I would wager but did Washington participate?

SteelBucks
03-17-2009, 07:28 AM
Tomlin, LeBeau and Colbert all attended the Ohio State pro day last Friday. So....if all three attended, I'd think they have more than a slight interest in someone there. Who could it be? Laurinaitis, Boone, Robiskie???? Very interesting....

http://blogs.nfl.com/category/pro-days/

Robiskie or Washington I would wager but did Washington participate?

Washington participated and Robiskie is now projected an early to mid second round pick. With that said, if the Steelers are interested in any OSU WR, it would be Brian Hartline. I'm not a big fan of his but he could be productive in the slot.

I'm an OSU alum and I always talk up Buckeye players, but I hope the Steelers stay away from Alex Boone. The guy is a good run blocker but he's terrible at pass protection. He's also got some character issues that should keep the Steelers away.

Oviedo
03-17-2009, 07:48 AM
They attended the OSU Pro Day for the same reason as the WVU Pro Day. They could just get in their car and drive there. They didn't go to the Oregon Pro Day earlier this week because it is 2500 miles away. It is impossible to attend all of them, so they go to the close ones, and a select few others (like when Tomlin went to Florida State's Pro Day prior to drafting Timmons). Convenience, gentleman. Nothing more, IMO.

When you have one of the "Big 3" at a Pro Day that requires getting on an airplane then that is news and those are the groups of players to pay attention to and try to figure out who they are interested in.

Local day trips are not as informative.

papillon
03-17-2009, 08:17 AM
They attended the OSU Pro Day for the same reason as the WVU Pro Day. They could just get in their car and drive there. They didn't go to the Oregon Pro Day earlier this week because it is 2500 miles away. It is impossible to attend all of them, so they go to the close ones, and a select few others (like when Tomlin went to Florida State's Pro Day prior to drafting Timmons). Convenience, gentleman. Nothing more, IMO.

When you have one of the "Big 3" at a Pro Day that requires getting on an airplane then that is news and those are the groups of players to pay attention to and try to figure out who they are interested in.

Local day trips are not as informative.

Yea, well, then why all 3? You could be correct that it was just a reason for 3 coaches to get together and take a day trip, but, that's the entire football braintrust (sans Arians) at one Pro Day workout. I would have to think there is more of a reason than convenience, but, maybe not.

Pappy

RuthlessBurgher
03-17-2009, 08:19 AM
They attended the OSU Pro Day for the same reason as the WVU Pro Day. They could just get in their car and drive there. They didn't go to the Oregon Pro Day earlier this week because it is 2500 miles away. It is impossible to attend all of them, so they go to the close ones, and a select few others (like when Tomlin went to Florida State's Pro Day prior to drafting Timmons). Convenience, gentleman. Nothing more, IMO.

When you have one of the "Big 3" at a Pro Day that requires getting on an airplane then that is news and those are the groups of players to pay attention to and try to figure out who they are interested in.

Local day trips are not as informative.

Yea, well, then why all 3? You could be correct that it was just a reason for 3 coaches to get together and take a day trip, but, that's the entire football braintrust (sans Arians) at one Pro Day workout. I would have to think there is more of a reason than convenience, but, maybe not.

Pappy

You said Arians and braintrust in the same sentence. That was funny. :lol:

SteelBucks
03-17-2009, 08:28 AM
Here's some notable 40 times:

Malcolm Jenkins (CB) ran between a 4.46 and 4.51
"Beanie" Wells (RB) ran between a 4.34 and a 4.41. :shock:
Laurinaitis (LB) ran between a 4.67 and a 4.74
Marcus Freeman (LB) ran between a 4.48 and a 4.55
Donald Washington (CB) ran between a 4.45 and a 4.51
Nader Abdallah (DL) measured at 6-4, 290 and ran in 5.09 seconds. (I would love the Steelers to grab this guy in the middle rounds.)
Todd Boeckman (QB) ran 4.79.
Brian Robiskie (WR) ran 4.46-4.47.

Lebsteel
03-17-2009, 08:54 AM
They attended the OSU Pro Day for the same reason as the WVU Pro Day. They could just get in their car and drive there. They didn't go to the Oregon Pro Day earlier this week because it is 2500 miles away. It is impossible to attend all of them, so they go to the close ones, and a select few others (like when Tomlin went to Florida State's Pro Day prior to drafting Timmons). Convenience, gentleman. Nothing more, IMO.

I'll believe that if they all attend the Penn State pro day. All three took the 2.5 hour drive to Columbus and Alex Mack was not even there... :wink:

Seriously, some of you are talking like getting on a plane is that big of a deal. For them, it really is not a whole lot tougher than hopping in the car. They could fly out to Oregon, watch the Ducks pro day, and be back that evening. Granted, it would be more travel time than driving to Columbus, but not that much more...

papillon
03-17-2009, 08:57 AM
They attended the OSU Pro Day for the same reason as the WVU Pro Day. They could just get in their car and drive there. They didn't go to the Oregon Pro Day earlier this week because it is 2500 miles away. It is impossible to attend all of them, so they go to the close ones, and a select few others (like when Tomlin went to Florida State's Pro Day prior to drafting Timmons). Convenience, gentleman. Nothing more, IMO.

When you have one of the "Big 3" at a Pro Day that requires getting on an airplane then that is news and those are the groups of players to pay attention to and try to figure out who they are interested in.

Local day trips are not as informative.

Yea, well, then why all 3? You could be correct that it was just a reason for 3 coaches to get together and take a day trip, but, that's the entire football braintrust (sans Arians) at one Pro Day workout. I would have to think there is more of a reason than convenience, but, maybe not.

Pappy

You said Arians and braintrust in the same sentence. That was funny. :lol:

I wondered who would pick up on that. You were my 3 to 2 odds on favorite. :tt2 :Bow

Pappy

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
03-17-2009, 08:57 AM
Boone could be the steal of the draft. He was a 2nd-3rd round projection before his arrest. I didn't think the Steelers would look at him because of it. He will be a RT in the NFL. His workouts at the combine were impressive. If this guy interviews well and cleans up his act he could be a steal in the 4th or 5th. I'm hoping they were also looking at Washington. A bit of a project but his athleticism is enough to take the chance.

RuthlessBurgher
03-17-2009, 09:02 AM
They attended the OSU Pro Day for the same reason as the WVU Pro Day. They could just get in their car and drive there. They didn't go to the Oregon Pro Day earlier this week because it is 2500 miles away. It is impossible to attend all of them, so they go to the close ones, and a select few others (like when Tomlin went to Florida State's Pro Day prior to drafting Timmons). Convenience, gentleman. Nothing more, IMO.

When you have one of the "Big 3" at a Pro Day that requires getting on an airplane then that is news and those are the groups of players to pay attention to and try to figure out who they are interested in.

Local day trips are not as informative.

Yea, well, then why all 3? You could be correct that it was just a reason for 3 coaches to get together and take a day trip, but, that's the entire football braintrust (sans Arians) at one Pro Day workout. I would have to think there is more of a reason than convenience, but, maybe not.

Pappy

You said Arians and braintrust in the same sentence. That was funny. :lol:

I wondered who would pick up on that. You were my 3 to 2 odds on favorite. :tt2 :Bow

Pappy

Boo-yah! How ya like them apples, Jigawatts? MJG? Jooser? And the rest of you smart@$$es? :lol:

SteelBucks
03-17-2009, 09:11 AM
Boone could be the steal of the draft. He was a 2nd-3rd round projection before his arrest. I didn't think the Steelers would look at him because of it. He will be a RT in the NFL. His workouts at the combine were impressive. If this guy interviews well and cleans up his act he could be a steal in the 4th or 5th. I'm hoping they were also looking at Washington. A bit of a project but his athleticism is enough to take the chance.

Washington also has some "issues" that might scare the Steelers a little. He spent the better part of two seasons in Tressel's doghouse.

Jooser
03-17-2009, 09:50 AM
They attended the OSU Pro Day for the same reason as the WVU Pro Day. They could just get in their car and drive there. They didn't go to the Oregon Pro Day earlier this week because it is 2500 miles away. It is impossible to attend all of them, so they go to the close ones, and a select few others (like when Tomlin went to Florida State's Pro Day prior to drafting Timmons). Convenience, gentleman. Nothing more, IMO.

When you have one of the "Big 3" at a Pro Day that requires getting on an airplane then that is news and those are the groups of players to pay attention to and try to figure out who they are interested in.

Local day trips are not as informative.

Yea, well, then why all 3? You could be correct that it was just a reason for 3 coaches to get together and take a day trip, but, that's the entire football braintrust (sans Arians) at one Pro Day workout. I would have to think there is more of a reason than convenience, but, maybe not.

Pappy

You said Arians and braintrust in the same sentence. That was funny. :lol:

I wondered who would pick up on that. You were my 3 to 2 odds on favorite. :tt2 :Bow

Pappy


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Chadman
03-17-2009, 10:04 AM
If bad word LeBeau also attended then it could be for LB James Laurinaitis

You know- it'll be a little hard to justify it, but damn- if he's there at #32, Chadman would be all over that pick.

He's got 'Footballer' tattooed all over him- much like current ILB James Farrior.

SteelBucks
03-17-2009, 04:40 PM
Here is a video recap of OSU's Pro Day by the NFL Network........

http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80f40412