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calmkiller
03-15-2010, 04:22 PM
Doing another Official Visit thread. Similar to last years. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5926&st=0&sk=t&sd=a (http://www.planetsteelers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5926&st=0&sk=t&sd=a) If you see a visit lined up for the Steelers please post the info here.

Players will be moved to Official once their visit has taken place. Also only visits to the south side will be counted here. Looking for the 30 allowed. If scouts visit a pro day it won't show up in this post, but could be listed in the tread somewhere.

Player Name, Position, School, Projected Round, Visit Date

Official
1. Michael Neal DL Purdue - 4-5 - 3/29/10
2. Navorro Bowman ILB Penn State - 3 - 3/29/10
3. Darrell Stuckey S Kansas - 3 - 3/29/10
4. Chris DeGeare OT Wake Forrest - 7 - 3/29/10
5. Jacques McClendon OG Tennessee - 6-7 - 3/30/10
6. Rodger Saffold OT Indiana - 2-3 - 3/30/10
7. Nolan Carroll CB Maryland - 5-6 - 3/31/10
8. Kareem Jackson CB Alabama - 2-3 - 3/31/10
9. Kyle Wilson CB Boise State - 1-2 - 3/31/10
10. Albert McClellan DE Marshall - 6-7 - 3/31/10
11. Joe Webb WR Alabama-Birmingham - 6-7 - 3/31/10
12. Eric Norwood LB South Carolina - 2-3 - 4/1/10
13. Brandon Ghee CB Wake Forest - 2-3 - 4/1/10
14. Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa - 1 - 4/6/10
15. Adrian Tracy DE/LB W&M - 6-7 - 4/7/10
16. LeGarrette Blount RB Oregon - 4-5 - 4/7/10
17. Golden Tate WR Notre Dame - 1 - 4/7/10
18. Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State - 1 - 4/7/10
19. Koa Misi LB Utah - 2-3 - 4/7/10
20. Maurkice Pouncey C Florida - 1-2 - 4/8/10
21. Mike Iupati OG Idaho - 1 - 4/8/10
22. Clifton Geathers DL South Carolina - 7 - 4/8/10
23. Linval Joseph DL ECU - 2-3 - 4/8/10
24. Carlton Mitchell WR USF - 5 - 4/8/10
25. Earl Thomas Safety Texas - 1 - 4/9/10
26. Arrelious Benn WR Illinois - 2 - 4/9/10
27. Emmanuel Sanders WR SMU - 5-6 - 4/9/10
28. Antonio Brown WR Central Michigan - 6 - 4/12/10
29. Alex Carrington DE Arkansas State - 2 - 4/12/10
30. Jerry Hughes LB Texas Christian - - 4/13/10

Rumor

Never Happened?

Donald Jones WR Youngstown State
Anthony Dixon RB MSU

Local
Dorin Dickerson TE Pitt - 4 -
Nate Byham TE Pitt - 6 -
Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona - 2-3 - 4/8/10
Sean Lee ILB Penn State - 3 - 4/13/10
Selvish Capers LT WVU - 6 -
Terrence Johnson CB California (PA) - FA -

Position
7 Wide Receivers
6 Offensive Linemen
5 Linebackers
5 Defensive Lineman
3 Cornerbacks
3 Safeties
1 Running Back

Round

Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa - 1
Earl Thomas Safety Texas - 1
Mike Iupati OG Idaho - 1
Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State - 1
Golden Tate WR Notre Dame - 1

Kyle Wilson CB Boise State - 1-2
Maurkice Pouncey C Florida - 1-2

Arrelious Benn WR Illinois - 2
Alex Carrington DE Arkansas State - 2

Rodger Saffold OT Indiana - 2-3
Kareem Jackson CB Alabama - 2-3
Eric Norwood LB South Carolina - 2-3
Brandon Ghee CB Wake Forest - 2-3
Koa Misi LB Utah - 2-3
Linval Joseph DL ECU - 2-3
Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona - 2-3

Navorro Bowman ILB Penn State - 3
Darrell Stuckey S Kansas - 3
Sean Lee ILB Penn State - 3 - 4/13/10

Dorin Dickerson TE Pitt - 4 -
LeGarrette Blount RB Oregon - 4-5
Michael Neal DL Purdue - 4-5

Carlton Mitchell WR USF - 5

Emmanuel Sanders WR SMU - 5-6
Nolan Carroll CB Maryland - 5-6

Antonio Brown WR Central Michigan - 6
Nate Byham TE Pitt - 6 -
Selvish Capers LT WVU - 6 -

Albert McClellan DE Marshall - 6-7
Joe Webb WR Alabama-Birmingham - 6-7
Adrian Tracy DE/LB W&M - 6-7
Jacques McClendon OG Tennessee - 6-7

Chris DeGeare OT Wake Forrest - 7
Clifton Geathers DL South Carolina - 7

Terrence Johnson CB California (PA) - FA -

PSU_dropout43
03-16-2010, 12:19 AM
The Steelers met with Pitt tight ends Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham yesterday. The two don't count against the 30 official visits the Steelers are allowed to host prior to the NFL Draft since Pitt is a local school. Colbert said the Steelers won't start bringing in out-of-town draft prospects until after the NFL owners meetings, which run from March 21-24 in Orlando, Fla.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 71837.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_671837.html)

hawaiiansteel
03-16-2010, 01:42 AM
The Steelers met with Pitt tight ends Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham yesterday. The two don't count against the 30 official visits the Steelers are allowed to host prior to the NFL Draft since Pitt is a local school. Colbert said the Steelers won't start bringing in out-of-town draft prospects until after the NFL owners meetings, which run from March 21-24 in Orlando, Fla.




some added competition for TEs Matt Spaeth, Sean McHugh and David Johnson wouldn't hurt...Steelers might be thinking the same thing.

Lebsteel
03-16-2010, 08:57 AM
The Steelers met with Pitt tight ends Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham yesterday. The two don't count against the 30 official visits the Steelers are allowed to host prior to the NFL Draft since Pitt is a local school. Colbert said the Steelers won't start bringing in out-of-town draft prospects until after the NFL owners meetings, which run from March 21-24 in Orlando, Fla.




some added competition for TEs Matt Spaeth, Sean McHugh and David Johnson wouldn't hurt...Steelers might be thinking the same thing.
At his size, would Dickerson even be a TE in the Steeler offense? He might be a big WR, but I don't think he would stand up to the blocking needs of a Steeler TE.

RuthlessBurgher
03-16-2010, 09:27 AM
The Steelers met with Pitt tight ends Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham yesterday. The two don't count against the 30 official visits the Steelers are allowed to host prior to the NFL Draft since Pitt is a local school. Colbert said the Steelers won't start bringing in out-of-town draft prospects until after the NFL owners meetings, which run from March 21-24 in Orlando, Fla.




some added competition for TEs Matt Spaeth, Sean McHugh and David Johnson wouldn't hurt...Steelers might be thinking the same thing.

Dickinson and Byham are the only legit draft prospects from Pitt this year. They just both happen to play TE. I wouldn't read too much into the position. Just a couple of guys who train in the same complex as the Steelers anyway (the Steelers and Pitt football share the facility), who came over to the Steeler side the of the UPMC Sport Complex for a visit, since it does not count against our limit anyway.

SteelBucks
03-16-2010, 03:22 PM
Members of the Steelers staff are in Florida today meeting with LB Brandon Spikes. I usually don't trust TIOPS, so take it with a grain of salt.

http://insidepittsburghsports.com/story/draft-watch-steelers-coaching-staff-meeting-with-florida-linebacker-brandon-spikes-today/23479/

RuthlessBurgher
03-16-2010, 03:57 PM
The Florida Pro Day is tomorrow, so they will be in town with an interest in any of these guys:

Cooper, Riley WR 6'3" 222 Florida
Cunningham, Jermaine DE 6'3" 266 Florida
Dunlap, Carlos DE 6'6" 277 Florida
Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
Hernandez, Aaron TE 6'2" 245 Florida
James, Brandon WR 5'6" 176 Florida
Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
Spikes, Brandon LB 6'3" 249 Florida
Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
Wright, Major FS 5'11" 206 Florida

hawaiiansteel
03-16-2010, 05:07 PM
The Florida Pro Day is tomorrow, so they will be in town with an interest in any of these guys:

Cooper, Riley WR 6'3" 222 Florida
Cunningham, Jermaine DE 6'3" 266 Florida
Dunlap, Carlos DE 6'6" 277 Florida
Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
Hernandez, Aaron TE 6'2" 245 Florida
James, Brandon WR 5'6" 176 Florida
Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
Spikes, Brandon LB 6'3" 249 Florida
Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
Wright, Major FS 5'11" 206 Florida


I think the Steelers are definitely looking at Tim Tebow, in fact they have already fitted him with a Steelers uniform -

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0309/nfl_e_steelertebow_300.jpg

steelblood
03-16-2010, 06:08 PM
They'll look at Haden, Spikes, Pouncey, and Cunningham pretty closely.

RuthlessBurgher
03-16-2010, 06:14 PM
The Florida Pro Day is tomorrow, so they will be in town with an interest in any of these guys:

Cooper, Riley WR 6'3" 222 Florida
Cunningham, Jermaine DE 6'3" 266 Florida
Dunlap, Carlos DE 6'6" 277 Florida
Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
Hernandez, Aaron TE 6'2" 245 Florida
James, Brandon WR 5'6" 176 Florida
Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
Spikes, Brandon LB 6'3" 249 Florida
Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
Wright, Major FS 5'11" 206 Florida


I think the Steelers are definitely looking at Tim Tebow, in fact they have already fitted him with a Steelers uniform -

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0309/nfl_e_steelertebow_300.jpg

I think Charlie Batch caught that Michael Jackson/Sammy Sosa disease. :lol:

SteelBucks
03-16-2010, 06:16 PM
The Florida Pro Day is tomorrow, so they will be in town with an interest in any of these guys:

Cooper, Riley WR 6'3" 222 Florida
Cunningham, Jermaine DE 6'3" 266 Florida
Dunlap, Carlos DE 6'6" 277 Florida
Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
Hernandez, Aaron TE 6'2" 245 Florida
James, Brandon WR 5'6" 176 Florida
Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
Spikes, Brandon LB 6'3" 249 Florida
Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
Wright, Major FS 5'11" 206 Florida


I think the Steelers are definitely looking at Tim Tebow, in fact they have already fitted him with a Steelers uniform -

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0309/nfl_e_steelertebow_300.jpg

I think I'm going to throw up.

Lebsteel
03-16-2010, 07:42 PM
The Florida Pro Day is tomorrow, so they will be in town with an interest in any of these guys:

Cooper, Riley WR 6'3" 222 Florida
Cunningham, Jermaine DE 6'3" 266 Florida
Dunlap, Carlos DE 6'6" 277 Florida
Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
Hernandez, Aaron TE 6'2" 245 Florida
James, Brandon WR 5'6" 176 Florida
Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
Spikes, Brandon LB 6'3" 249 Florida
Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
Wright, Major FS 5'11" 206 Florida


I think the Steelers are definitely looking at Tim Tebow, in fact they have already fitted him with a Steelers uniform -

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0309/nfl_e_steelertebow_300.jpg

I think I'm going to throw up.
Bucks, perfectly understandable considering how the Gators and Tebow spanked OSU. Most of Buckeye Nation probably feels the same way. :wink:

RuthlessBurgher
03-16-2010, 10:33 PM
The Florida Pro Day is tomorrow, so they will be in town with an interest in any of these guys:

Cooper, Riley WR 6'3" 222 Florida
Cunningham, Jermaine DE 6'3" 266 Florida
Dunlap, Carlos DE 6'6" 277 Florida
Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
Hernandez, Aaron TE 6'2" 245 Florida
James, Brandon WR 5'6" 176 Florida
Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
Spikes, Brandon LB 6'3" 249 Florida
Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
Wright, Major FS 5'11" 206 Florida


I think the Steelers are definitely looking at Tim Tebow, in fact they have already fitted him with a Steelers uniform -

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0309/nfl_e_steelertebow_300.jpg

Step 1: Remove the eye-black stickers from his cheeks.

Step 2: Erase the biblical verse written on them.

Step 3: Place them under each nostril.

Voila!

You've got Mark Malone.

You can line him out wide as a rookie, and he'll catch a 90 yard TD pass.

pfelix73
03-17-2010, 12:57 PM
You changed your mock already? Top 2 too. :lol:

hawaiiansteel
03-17-2010, 07:29 PM
this is either really smart or really stupid on the Seahawks' part, guess we'll see -



Obtaining Whitehurst proves costly for Seahawks

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 17, 2010


For better or worse, the first years of the Pete Carroll era in Seattle will be defined by Charlie Whitehurst.

ESPN's John Clayton reports that the Seahawks have obtained Whitehurst, a restricted free agent, from the Chargers. Seattle will move down 20 picks in the second round of the 2010 draft and give up a third-round pick in 2011 to get San Diego's third-string quarterback.

But that's not the costly part.

The Seahawks have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Whitehurst that is expected to pay him $5 million-per-year. Yikes.

It's a huge gamble considering Whitehurst has not attempted a regular season pass as a pro. But he should fairly soon with that contract.

Give Carroll and G.M. John Schneider credit for targeting their guy and having the cajones to go get him. They just better be right.

calmkiller
03-17-2010, 07:54 PM
I give Carroll two years with the Seahawks.

hawaiiansteel
03-17-2010, 08:08 PM
I give Carroll two years with the Seahawks.



is Pete Carroll really going to hinge his and the Seahawks' success on Charlie Whitehurst?
guess they wanted to free themselves up to take a non-QB position with the #6 pick.

this is still a headscratcher for me, you may be right about that two years prediction.

hawaiiansteel
03-17-2010, 09:11 PM
i love this guy's production, everytime i saw Freddie Barnes play he just tore it up. he timed a little slow, scouts wonder if he can get separation against NFL defenders but he might be worth a late-round gamble.



Steelers | Have met with Barnes

Wed, 17 Mar 2010


Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have met with Bowling Green WR Freddie Barnes.

Lebsteel
03-17-2010, 11:08 PM
From the Allentown Morning Call:

INTERVIEWS AND WORKOUTS
Sean Lee has personal workouts scheduled with Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis and the New York Giants. He also will interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Navarro Bowman is visiting Pittsburgh and Dallas. Odrick said he had several visits scheduled but did not name the teams.

Chadman
03-17-2010, 11:16 PM
Did somebody say Navorro Bowman?

:D

Take away the 'off field' stuff- how is he as a footballer?

PSU_dropout43
03-18-2010, 12:15 PM
Wexell twitter -


Steelers have scheduled visits with ILB Navorro Bowman and WR Arrelious Benn. Will firm up visit w/ILB Sean Lee soon.

RuthlessBurgher
03-18-2010, 12:20 PM
Arrelious Benn??? :wft

We have Ward, Holmes, Wallace, Randle El, Battle, Sweed, and Gresham.

That's 7 candidates for what will probably be 5 roster spots.

Why in the world would you consider a WR in the 2nd freaking round???

hawaiiansteel
03-18-2010, 02:34 PM
Steelers | Colbert, LeBeau attends Ohio State's Pro Day

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 0


Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of football operations Kevin Colbert and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau attended Ohio State's Pro Day and displayed a lot of interest in Ohio State DE Thaddeus Gibson.

RuthlessBurgher
03-18-2010, 02:37 PM
Steelers | Colbert, LeBeau attends Ohio State's Pro Day

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 0


Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of football operations Kevin Colbert and defensive coordinator bad word LeBeau attended Ohio State's Pro Day and displayed a lot of interest in Ohio State DE Thaddeus Gibson.

I hope they noticed Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, the IUP CB who worked out at the OSU Pro Day, since he went to H.S. in Columbus.

Oviedo
03-18-2010, 02:38 PM
Steelers interested in Novarro Bowman for an ILB. Curious?


THURSDAY, MARCH 18

2:15 p.m.: I received some good news this afternoon from Scout.com's Chris Steuber, who says that one of my favorite offensive linemen, Indiana LT Rodger Saffold, has scheduled a visit with the Steelers.

Saffold (6-4.5, 316) was one of my sleepers throughout the season, but the dream ended when Saffold drew raves from scouts at the East-West Shrine Game. He's now projected to be a second-round pick -- maybe even a late first -- after completing a season in which he allowed only one sack, to Wisconsin's O'Brien Schofield. Saffold started at left tackle for Indiana the last three and a half years but some scouts feel his best position in the NFL will be guard.

9:30 a.m.: By now, readers of this blog know of my interest in LSU safety Chad Jones. I wrote about his Monday workout below, and a couple of Louisiana media outlets followed up on their initial reports today, with both praising Jones's ball skills. NOLA.com reported that Jones has been the butt-end of jokes concerning his combine bench press, and that Jones responded this way:

"Jones was unfazed. He said he's willing to let the game film and the kind of ball skills he impressively showcased during secondary drills Monday speak louder. More than once, Jones raced across the field and made an acrobatic catch and then, just as importantly, somehow kept his balance and sprinted back with the mock interception." A reporter from Tiger Rag apparently saw the same from Jones.

Once again, to state my case, Jones is a 6-2.1, 221-pound safety who ran a 4.59 40 and a 6.83 3-cone at the combine, but benched 225 pounds only 9 times. The lack of reps could be an indictment of a lack of commitment. But instead of spending his offseasons in the weight room, Jones was the center fielder and star relief pitcher of LSU's national championship baseball team. His movements and ball skills were impressive at the combine, and someone (else) in the media finally noticed it at his Pro Day. He intercepted only five passes in three seasons, but only became a full-time starter this season, when he had three interceptions. Jones was used as a chess piece by his coaches on both defense and special teams. In fact, he returned and blocked punts in LSU's bowl game against Penn State. He'll turn 22 during the next football season and is just now commiting full-time to football. My prediction is he'll be drafted later than workout warrior Taylor Mays next month, but will outplay him by a wide margin in the NFL.

In other Louisiana Pro Day news, Steelers scout Joe Greene went from LSU to Louisiana Tech for yesterday's workout of defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith (6-2, 298, 35-5 VJ, 9-5 BJ, 4.93 40, 30 reps), who told the school's web site that talking to "Mean Joe" gave him "the feeling of being in the presence of greatness."

The Steelers also had a scout at Illinois to see muscled-up wide receiver Arrelious Benn (6-1, 220) run sub 4.4 40s. Benn looked awful at the combine, but the Steelers have scheduled a visit with him anyhow.

The Steelers have also scheduled a visit with Penn State LB Navorro Bowman, who projects to ILB in the Steelers' 3-4. So does Sean Lee, who hasn't firmed up his visit to the South Side but said it's in the works. Bowman has been in hot water with Joe Paterno for separate incidents of fighting and smoking pot throughout his time at PSU.

RuthlessBurgher
03-18-2010, 03:57 PM
I would not be opposed to Rodger Saffold in round 2. The last time we took a Hoosier in round 2, it was Antwaan Randle El. The 6'5" 313 lbs Saffold has a slightly different body type than the 5'10" 185 lb. Randle El, though. :P

As for the other three, I don't see where D'Anthony Smith fits (looks like a 4-3 DT, not a 3-4 NT or 3-4 DE), I don't see where Arrelious Benn fits (with Ward, Holmes, Wallace, Randle El, Battle, Sweed, and Gresham already fighting for likely 5 roster spots), and I don't see where Navorro Bowman fits (a pot smoking fighter is the last thing we need at this point in time).

Chadman
03-18-2010, 05:34 PM
In other Louisiana Pro Day news, Steelers scout Joe Greene went from LSU to Louisiana Tech for yesterday's workout of defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith (6-2, 298, 35-5 VJ, 9-5 BJ, 4.93 40, 30 reps), who told the school's web site that talking to "Mean Joe" gave him "the feeling of being in the presence of greatness."

Chadman had D'Anthony Smith on his 'watch list'- but not because he viewed Smith as a draft target.

Smith has played against a possible Steelers 1st round target for the last 3 seasons- Idaho OG Mike Iupati. Who better than the man directly opposite him to give a perspective on how Iupati plays?

Interesting thought there, Chadman. Learn more about Iupati by grilling those who faced off against him. Hmmm...not bad.

As for Benn, you mentioned him playing against Kurt Coleman. Perhaps he could also offer some intel on a few Big Ten corners such as Donovan Warren and Amari Spievey.

Chadman
03-18-2010, 05:41 PM
The Steelers also had a scout at Illinois to see muscled-up wide receiver Arrelious Benn (6-1, 220) run sub 4.4 40s. Benn looked awful at the combine, but the Steelers have scheduled a visit with him anyhow.

This one is a head scratcher...played against Ohio State's Kurt Coleman...more of a position of need there...can't see how the Steelers are looking at WR given the off season so far.

hawaiiansteel
03-18-2010, 08:52 PM
should the Steelers select Spikes if he's still available in Round 3 or is he just too slow?



Spikes will be test case on importance of forty times

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 18, 2010


We've debated the importance of the main event in the Underwear Olympics plenty around here.

The forty-yard dash has an influence on draft stock, we know. How much influence it has could be reflected in where Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes gets drafted.

Spikes was timed in the 5.0 range Wednesday at Florida's pro day. (Some scouts had him in mid 4.9's, others had him higher than 5.) That's extremely slow for an inside linebacker, even one that wasn't expected to run fast.

Spikes is known as an instinctive, tough player. He's a classic inside linebacker for 3-4 teams, and there aren't a lot out there.

Before the forty time came out, the general consensus was that Spikes was roughly an early second round pick. We've now heard he could slip as late as rounds 4-5. ESPN's Todd McShay said Thursday Spikes could still go in round two or three.

A league source says Spikes met with Mike Tomlin and the Steelers staff Tuesday, and Bill Belichick Thursday, so the 3-4 teams are interested.

How interested they are and where Spikes is taken will be a telling litmus test for how teams really view the forty.

phillyesq
03-19-2010, 01:34 PM
From Wexell:


#Steelers schedule draft visit with notorious running back (pay site): http://pit.scout.com/2/913884.html

Any word who this is?

SS Laser
03-19-2010, 01:44 PM
Steelers | Blount to visit
Comment (0)
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:53:09 -0700

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to meet with University of Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount, according to a source.



Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/NFL?page=0#ixzz0ie5bR4qW

SteelerNation1
03-19-2010, 02:32 PM
I'd love to take blount, but with the ben issue, I doubt we take him

calmkiller
03-19-2010, 03:44 PM
http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/03/st ... arch-19th/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/03/steelers-six-from-around-the-web-friday-march-19th/)

West Virginia offensive lineman Selvish Capers also received a lot of attention from Steelers scouts during his pro day on Thursday. Capers is considered one of the best offensive tackles of his class. The Steelers reportedly have set up a pre draft visit with Capers as well.

Shawn
03-19-2010, 10:45 PM
The Florida Pro Day is tomorrow, so they will be in town with an interest in any of these guys:

Cooper, Riley WR 6'3" 222 Florida
Cunningham, Jermaine DE 6'3" 266 Florida
Dunlap, Carlos DE 6'6" 277 Florida
Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
Hernandez, Aaron TE 6'2" 245 Florida
James, Brandon WR 5'6" 176 Florida
Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
Spikes, Brandon LB 6'3" 249 Florida
Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
Wright, Major FS 5'11" 206 Florida


I think the Steelers are definitely looking at Tim Tebow, in fact they have already fitted him with a Steelers uniform -

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0309/nfl_e_steelertebow_300.jpg

I think I'm going to throw up.
Bucks, perfectly understandable considering how the Gators and Tebow spanked OSU. Most of Buckeye Nation probably feels the same way. :wink:


Totally uncalled for. :nono

:)

Shawn
03-19-2010, 10:49 PM
Steelers | Colbert, LeBeau attends Ohio State's Pro Day

Thu, 18 Mar 2010 0


Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of football operations Kevin Colbert and defensive coordinator bad word LeBeau attended Ohio State's Pro Day and displayed a lot of interest in Ohio State DE Thaddeus Gibson.

I have no idea what they see in Gibson. If they are fooled by his numbers then they are not as smart as I thought. Gibson=Davis...same style player...Gibson with a little more upside.

hawaiiansteel
03-20-2010, 01:53 AM
NFL | Three teams attend Beadles' Pro Day

Fri, 19 Mar 2010


Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks attended Utah OL Zane Beadles' Pro Day. Beadles completed 30 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press during his Pro Day workout.

hawaiiansteel
03-20-2010, 02:40 PM
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03/18/2010 - Scouts from 14 NFL teams were at Doyt Perry Stadium Tuesday afternoon for BG's football Pro Day. Fifteen former Falcons, including standout receiver Freddie Barnes, quarterback Tyler Sheehan and safety P.J. Mahone, participated in the event. Originally scheduled to take place in the Perry Field House, the event was moved outside to the comfortable, yet windy, weather. "We were supposed to be inside, so I didn't think I'd have to deal with the wind," Sheehan said. "I've been throwing in the wind for five years now, so it's not too bad."

Sheehan, who completed one of the finest quarterbacking seasons in school history in 2009, throwing for a school-record 4,051 yards and 27 touchdowns, said he drew a lot of interest from the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have had several Mid-American Conference quarterbacks on their team the past five seasons with Ben Roethlisberger (Miami), Byron Leftwich (Marshall), Charlie Batch (Eastern Michigan) and Omar Jacobs (BGSU) all having had stints with the team.

Chadman
03-20-2010, 09:18 PM
NFL Draft Scout
Latest News


03/18/2010 - Scouts from 14 NFL teams were at Doyt Perry Stadium Tuesday afternoon for BG's football Pro Day. Fifteen former Falcons, including standout receiver Freddie Barnes, quarterback Tyler Sheehan and safety P.J. Mahone, participated in the event. Originally scheduled to take place in the Perry Field House, the event was moved outside to the comfortable, yet windy, weather. "We were supposed to be inside, so I didn't think I'd have to deal with the wind," Sheehan said. "I've been throwing in the wind for five years now, so it's not too bad."

Sheehan, who completed one of the finest quarterbacking seasons in school history in 2009, throwing for a school-record 4,051 yards and 27 touchdowns, said he drew a lot of interest from the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have had several Mid-American Conference quarterbacks on their team the past five seasons with Ben Roethlisberger (Miami), Byron Leftwich (Marshall), Charlie Batch (Eastern Michigan) and Omar Jacobs (BGSU) all having had stints with the team.

Practice throwing in the wind might help for future throwing at Heinz Field...

PSU_dropout43
03-21-2010, 11:12 PM
http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=9&c=2&c ... 5113&fhn=1 (http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=9&c=2&cid=955783&nid=4205113&fhn=1)


The premier interior offensive lineman in the draft, Idaho guard Mike Iupati, continues his ascension up NFL draft boards, and his itinerary over the next month reflects his stature - completely full. Scout.com has learned through a source close to the program that Iupati has worked out and will workout for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles this month.

In addition to his workout schedule, Scout.com has also learned from the same source that Iupati is expected to visit the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers leading up to the draft on April 22nd.

A three-year starter at Idaho, Iupati has improved each year and has developed into the highly touted prospect he is today. Scouts are enthusiastic about his ability and believe he can play OT or OG at the next level. The versatility that he presents, to go along with the strong showing that he’s had this offseason, makes Iupati a valuable commodity and it’s likely that he could hear his name called in the 16 – 23 range.

Iupati is currently the No. 1 rated offensive guard listed on Scout.com’s 2010 NFL Draft Rankings.

hawaiiansteel
03-22-2010, 12:14 AM
http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=9&c=2&cid=955783&nid=4205113&fhn=1


The premier interior offensive lineman in the draft, Idaho guard Mike Iupati, continues his ascension up NFL draft boards, and his itinerary over the next month reflects his stature - completely full. Scout.com has learned through a source close to the program that Iupati has worked out and will workout for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles this month.

In addition to his workout schedule, Scout.com has also learned from the same source that Iupati is expected to visit the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers leading up to the draft on April 22nd.

A three-year starter at Idaho, Iupati has improved each year and has developed into the highly touted prospect he is today. Scouts are enthusiastic about his ability and believe he can play OT or OG at the next level. The versatility that he presents, to go along with the strong showing that he’s had this offseason, makes Iupati a valuable commodity and it’s likely that he could hear his name called in the 16 – 23 range.

Iupati is currently the No. 1 rated offensive guard listed on Scout.com’s 2010 NFL Draft Rankings.



this will make Chadman very happy! :D

Chadman
03-22-2010, 09:42 AM
http://pit.scout.com/a.z?s=68&p=9&c=2&cid=955783&nid=4205113&fhn=1


The premier interior offensive lineman in the draft, Idaho guard Mike Iupati, continues his ascension up NFL draft boards, and his itinerary over the next month reflects his stature - completely full. Scout.com has learned through a source close to the program that Iupati has worked out and will workout for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles this month.

In addition to his workout schedule, Scout.com has also learned from the same source that Iupati is expected to visit the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers leading up to the draft on April 22nd.

A three-year starter at Idaho, Iupati has improved each year and has developed into the highly touted prospect he is today. Scouts are enthusiastic about his ability and believe he can play OT or OG at the next level. The versatility that he presents, to go along with the strong showing that he’s had this offseason, makes Iupati a valuable commodity and it’s likely that he could hear his name called in the 16 – 23 range.

Iupati is currently the No. 1 rated offensive guard listed on Scout.com’s 2010 NFL Draft Rankings.



this will make Chadman very happy! :D

Yes & no. Iupati serves a purpose. He's not the most exciting pick. He's not the best athlete, or possibly even not the best PLAYER at #18. But he's the best player to fit a 'need' of sorts for the Steelers, and offers better value in Round 1 than, say a CB or FS, because the drop-off from OG #1 to OG #2 is greater than the drop from 1st round CB's & FS's to 2nd round CB's & FS's.

If the Steelers take Earl Thomas, or Kyle Wilson, or Sean Weatherspoon- Chadman will be happy with those guys too. Just that Iupati, in Chadman's view, is better 'value' to the Pittsburgh Steelers, at this point in time.

Lebsteel
03-22-2010, 07:04 PM
The Florida Pro Day is tomorrow, so they will be in town with an interest in any of these guys:

Cooper, Riley WR 6'3" 222 Florida
Cunningham, Jermaine DE 6'3" 266 Florida
Dunlap, Carlos DE 6'6" 277 Florida
Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
Hernandez, Aaron TE 6'2" 245 Florida
James, Brandon WR 5'6" 176 Florida
Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
Spikes, Brandon LB 6'3" 249 Florida
Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
Wright, Major FS 5'11" 206 Florida


I think the Steelers are definitely looking at Tim Tebow, in fact they have already fitted him with a Steelers uniform -

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/0309/nfl_e_steelertebow_300.jpg

I think I'm going to throw up.
Bucks, perfectly understandable considering how the Gators and Tebow spanked OSU. Most of Buckeye Nation probably feels the same way. :wink:


Totally uncalled for. :nono

:)
Sorry, I immediately and unequivocally retract that good-natured ribbing since you have my boy Odrick as your Rd. 1 pick. :Bow However, it still applies to SteelBucks.

hawaiiansteel
03-24-2010, 05:08 PM
the Steelers were reportedly very impressed with Jason Worilds' workout - they seem to be interested in drafting a 3-4 OLB in this draft.


from the gbn report -

The workout at Virginia Tech is finished and junior defender Jason Worilds impressed the scouts on hand. He improved his 40 time from the combine, running twice in the low 4.5-second area. His short shuttle time of 4.08 seconds was terrific. Worilds, who measured just over 6-foot-1 and 254 pounds at the combine, was put through defensive line drills by the Carolina Panthers and linebacker drills by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today's performance could help him sneak into the final stages of round two.

Lebsteel
03-24-2010, 05:17 PM
the Steelers were reportedly very impressed with Jason Worilds' workout - they seem to be interested in drafting a 3-4 OLB in this draft.


from the gbn report -

The workout at Virginia Tech is finished and junior defender Jason Worilds impressed the scouts on hand. He improved his 40 time from the combine, running twice in the low 4.5-second area. His short shuttle time of 4.08 seconds was terrific. Worilds, who measured just over 6-foot-1 and 254 pounds at the combine, was put through defensive line drills by the Carolina Panthers and linebacker drills by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today's performance could help him sneak into the final stages of round two.
Yea, but would be ever rotate Worilds with Harrison and Woodley? I think we need to wait until at least Rd. 5 for a backup OLB prospect.

Chadman
03-24-2010, 05:28 PM
There is no better OLB prospect in this draft (outside of obvious 1st round choices) than O'Brien Schofield out of Wisconsin.

If he hadn't got hurt at the Senior Bowl, he'd be a 3rd round pick- and a good one.

After getting hurt, he could drop into the 5th.

Lebsteel
03-24-2010, 05:51 PM
There is no better OLB prospect in this draft (outside of obvious 1st round choices) than O'Brien Schofield out of Wisconsin.

If he hadn't got hurt at the Senior Bowl, he'd be a 3rd round pick- and a good one.

After getting hurt, he could drop into the 5th.
At 221 lbs. he is definitely not 3-4 OLB size, but what do you see in him for our defense? I guess I should go check your mock draft....

Run defense: Takes good angles to the ball and is a reliable tackler in the open. Stands his ground very well against tackles on either side of the line considering he is undersized. Explodes into double teams. Able to punch and disengage to chase down run plays run to his side, but will be engulfed regularly by NFL offensive tackles. Beats cut blocks with his hands, recovers quickly to chase down the ball.

hawaiiansteel
03-24-2010, 07:01 PM
the Steelers were reportedly very impressed with Jason Worilds' workout - they seem to be interested in drafting a 3-4 OLB in this draft.


from the gbn report -

The workout at Virginia Tech is finished and junior defender Jason Worilds impressed the scouts on hand. He improved his 40 time from the combine, running twice in the low 4.5-second area. His short shuttle time of 4.08 seconds was terrific. Worilds, who measured just over 6-foot-1 and 254 pounds at the combine, was put through defensive line drills by the Carolina Panthers and linebacker drills by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today's performance could help him sneak into the final stages of round two.
Yea, but would be ever rotate Worilds with Harrison and Woodley? I think we need to wait until at least Rd. 5 for a backup OLB prospect.


the Steelers seem to be looking at 3-4 OLB prospects that would have to be drafted higher than Round 5. Harrison can't play forever, gotta start grooming his replacement soon because we all know how complicated our defensive scheme is. :roll:

unless that player is already on our roster in Lawrence Timmons. :stirpot

Chadman
03-24-2010, 08:15 PM
There is no better OLB prospect in this draft (outside of obvious 1st round choices) than O'Brien Schofield out of Wisconsin.

If he hadn't got hurt at the Senior Bowl, he'd be a 3rd round pick- and a good one.

After getting hurt, he could drop into the 5th.
At 221 lbs. he is definitely not 3-4 OLB size, but what do you see in him for our defense? I guess I should go check your mock draft....

Run defense: Takes good angles to the ball and is a reliable tackler in the open. Stands his ground very well against tackles on either side of the line considering he is undersized. Explodes into double teams. Able to punch and disengage to chase down run plays run to his side, but will be engulfed regularly by NFL offensive tackles. Beats cut blocks with his hands, recovers quickly to chase down the ball.

Schofield is a great pass rusher. Not good- great. He can stand to add 10 lbs or so, and still be a great pass rusher. The comment you posted contradicts itself- "Stands his ground very well against Tackles" & "will be engulfed regularly by NFL offensive tackles" is like saying he's a great pass rusher, but pass rushing is his liability- contradiction. Chadman KNOWS someone will say 'but he was against college OT's, not NFL OT's- but where do these NFL OT's come from? Oh- that's right, college. And the benefit of grabbing an OLB this year is this- that rookie won't need to play for a few years yet- enough time to develop the body & technique.

hawaiiansteel
03-24-2010, 08:42 PM
There is no better OLB prospect in this draft (outside of obvious 1st round choices) than O'Brien Schofield out of Wisconsin.

If he hadn't got hurt at the Senior Bowl, he'd be a 3rd round pick- and a good one.

After getting hurt, he could drop into the 5th.
At 221 lbs. he is definitely not 3-4 OLB size, but what do you see in him for our defense? I guess I should go check your mock draft....

Run defense: Takes good angles to the ball and is a reliable tackler in the open. Stands his ground very well against tackles on either side of the line considering he is undersized. Explodes into double teams. Able to punch and disengage to chase down run plays run to his side, but will be engulfed regularly by NFL offensive tackles. Beats cut blocks with his hands, recovers quickly to chase down the ball.

Schofield is a great pass rusher. Not good- great. He can stand to add 10 lbs or so, and still be a great pass rusher. The comment you posted contradicts itself- "Stands his ground very well against Tackles" & "will be engulfed regularly by NFL offensive tackles" is like saying he's a great pass rusher, but pass rushing is his liability- contradiction. Chadman KNOWS someone will say 'but he was against college OT's, not NFL OT's- but where do these NFL OT's come from? Oh- that's right, college. And the benefit of grabbing an OLB this year is this- that rookie won't need to play for a few years yet- enough time to develop the body & technique.



Rodger Saffold from Indiana is expected to be a 2nd round draft choice this year and he only gave up one sack all year long...to O'Brien Schofield.

Lebsteel
03-24-2010, 10:51 PM
There is no better OLB prospect in this draft (outside of obvious 1st round choices) than O'Brien Schofield out of Wisconsin.

If he hadn't got hurt at the Senior Bowl, he'd be a 3rd round pick- and a good one.

After getting hurt, he could drop into the 5th.
At 221 lbs. he is definitely not 3-4 OLB size, but what do you see in him for our defense? I guess I should go check your mock draft....

Run defense: Takes good angles to the ball and is a reliable tackler in the open. Stands his ground very well against tackles on either side of the line considering he is undersized. Explodes into double teams. Able to punch and disengage to chase down run plays run to his side, but will be engulfed regularly by NFL offensive tackles. Beats cut blocks with his hands, recovers quickly to chase down the ball.

Schofield is a great pass rusher. Not good- great. He can stand to add 10 lbs or so, and still be a great pass rusher. The comment you posted contradicts itself- "Stands his ground very well against Tackles" & "will be engulfed regularly by NFL offensive tackles" is like saying he's a great pass rusher, but pass rushing is his liability- contradiction. Chadman KNOWS someone will say 'but he was against college OT's, not NFL OT's- but where do these NFL OT's come from? Oh- that's right, college. And the benefit of grabbing an OLB this year is this- that rookie won't need to play for a few years yet- enough time to develop the body & technique.
Chadman knows I copied that "contradiction" from his post, right?

hawaiiansteel
03-25-2010, 02:38 PM
Steelers | Scheduled to meet with McClellan

Thu, 25 Mar 2010

Justin VanFulpen, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to meet with Marshall DE Albert McClellan Wednesday, March 31.



Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#634746#ixzz0jDHyE2J8

RuthlessBurgher
03-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Steelers | Scheduled to meet with McClellan

Thu, 25 Mar 2010

Justin VanFulpen, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to meet with Marshall DE Albert McClellan Wednesday, March 31.



Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#634746#ixzz0jDHyE2J8

Late round 3-4 OLB candidate.

Height: 6-1
Weight: 247
40-Time: 4.74

Year GP TKL TFL SACK
2005 11 40 7.0 3.0
2006 12 77 18.5 11.5
2007 RS - - -
2008 12 58 4.5 2.5
2009 13 54 9.0 3.0
Totals 48 229 39.0 20.0

Looked promising as a sophomore with 11.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for losses, but does not appear to be the same guy after an ACL tear ruined his 2007 season.

calmkiller
03-25-2010, 03:40 PM
Steelersdepot

Steelers have scheduled a pre draft visit with University of Maryland cornerback Nolan Carroll for next week. #steelers

RuthlessBurgher
03-25-2010, 03:51 PM
Steelersdepot

Steelers have scheduled a pre draft visit with University of Maryland cornerback Nolan Carroll for next week. #steelers

A cornerback with no interceptions in 37 games played? He'll fit in perfectly!!! :lol:

Cornerback | Maryland | SR Nolan Carroll
Height: 5-11½ | Weight: 204 | 40-Time: 4.45

Career Statistics
Year GP TKL PBU INT YDS
2005 RS - - - -
2006 13 0 0 0 0
2007 12 14 0 0 0
2008 10 37 8 0 0
2009 2 10 1 0 0
Totals 37 61 9 0 0

steelz09
03-25-2010, 09:46 PM
the Steelers were reportedly very impressed with Jason Worilds' workout - they seem to be interested in drafting a 3-4 OLB in this draft.


from the gbn report -

The workout at Virginia Tech is finished and junior defender Jason Worilds impressed the scouts on hand. He improved his 40 time from the combine, running twice in the low 4.5-second area. His short shuttle time of 4.08 seconds was terrific. Worilds, who measured just over 6-foot-1 and 254 pounds at the combine, was put through defensive line drills by the Carolina Panthers and linebacker drills by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today's performance could help him sneak into the final stages of round two.
Yea, but would be ever rotate Worilds with Harrison and Woodley? I think we need to wait until at least Rd. 5 for a backup OLB prospect.


the Steelers seem to be looking at 3-4 OLB prospects that would have to be drafted higher than Round 5. Harrison can't play forever, gotta start grooming his replacement soon because we all know how complicated our defensive scheme is. :roll:

unless that player is already on our roster in Lawrence Timmons. :stirpot

It probably is Timmons.... but then again, I don't think our head coach really knows where Timmons should play... may we should try FS next.

stlrz d
03-25-2010, 10:49 PM
the Steelers were reportedly very impressed with Jason Worilds' workout - they seem to be interested in drafting a 3-4 OLB in this draft.


from the gbn report -

The workout at Virginia Tech is finished and junior defender Jason Worilds impressed the scouts on hand. He improved his 40 time from the combine, running twice in the low 4.5-second area. His short shuttle time of 4.08 seconds was terrific. Worilds, who measured just over 6-foot-1 and 254 pounds at the combine, was put through defensive line drills by the Carolina Panthers and linebacker drills by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today's performance could help him sneak into the final stages of round two.
Yea, but would be ever rotate Worilds with Harrison and Woodley? I think we need to wait until at least Rd. 5 for a backup OLB prospect.


the Steelers seem to be looking at 3-4 OLB prospects that would have to be drafted higher than Round 5. Harrison can't play forever, gotta start grooming his replacement soon because we all know how complicated our defensive scheme is. :roll:

unless that player is already on our roster in Lawrence Timmons. :stirpot

It probably is Timmons.... but then again, I don't think our head coach really knows where Timmons should play... may we should try FS next.

Psst...the HC doesn't decide where he plays.

We get it...you don't like the Timmons pick. Message received.

Sheesh....

ramblinjim
03-26-2010, 09:54 AM
Steelersdepot

Steelers have scheduled a pre draft visit with University of Maryland cornerback Nolan Carroll for next week. #steelers


I like this kid a lot. He tore it up on Maryland's pro-day.

RuthlessBurgher
03-26-2010, 09:58 AM
Steelersdepot

Steelers have scheduled a pre draft visit with University of Maryland cornerback Nolan Carroll for next week. #steelers


I like this kid a lot. He tore it up on Maryland's pro-day.

Maryland kids always tear it up. Vernon Davis, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Bruce Campbell. All freaks of nature at the combine. Their strength and conditioning coach should get more accolades than their head coach.

PSU_dropout43
03-26-2010, 12:49 PM
Wexell twitter -


W&M pass-rusher among three new visits scheduled by the #Steelers. (Pay site: http://pit.scout.com/2/913884.html)

Adrian Tracy or Sean Lissemore?


William & Mary’s pro day on March 17

Representatives from 22 teams were in attendance for William & Mary’s pro day on March 17. The biggest name in the group? San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary.

The Hall of Famer likely had his eyes on DE Adrian Tracy (6-3, 247), who went through defensive line drills, as well as inside and outside linebacker drills. Tracy stood on his numbers from the combine.

Other players with good numbers:

QB, R.J. Archer (6-2, 219) ran the 40 in 4.80 4.84, had a 34-inch vertical jump, 9-4 broad jump, 4.27 short shuttle and1 7.10 three-cone drill.

DT, Sean Lissemore (6-3 1/2, 298) ran the 40 in 4.61 and 4.64, had a 30-inch vertical jump, 9-3 broad jump, 4.52 short shuttle, 7.57 three-cone drill and did 26 bench presses.

–Gil Brandt

calmkiller
03-26-2010, 01:54 PM
Kareem Jackson to Visit Steelers on 3/30, per eastcoastsports.com.

RuthlessBurgher
03-26-2010, 01:58 PM
Wexell twitter -

[quote]W&M pass-rusher among three new visits scheduled by the #Steelers. (Pay site: http://pit.scout.com/2/913884.html)

Adrian Tracy or Sean Lissemore?


William & Mary’s pro day on March 17

Representatives from 22 teams were in attendance for William & Mary’s pro day on March 17. The biggest name in the group? San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary.

The Hall of Famer likely had his eyes on DE Adrian Tracy (6-3, 247), who went through defensive line drills, as well as inside and outside linebacker drills. Tracy stood on his numbers from the combine.

Other players with good numbers:

QB, R.J. Archer (6-2, 219) ran the 40 in 4.80 4.84, had a 34-inch vertical jump, 9-4 broad jump, 4.27 short shuttle and1 7.10 three-cone drill.

DT, Sean Lissemore (6-3 1/2, 298) ran the 40 in 4.61 and 4.64, had a 30-inch vertical jump, 9-3 broad jump, 4.52 short shuttle, 7.57 three-cone drill and did 26 bench presses.

–Gil Brandt[/quote:2svfos1k]

Those numbers can't be right. 4.6 in the 40 for a guy pushing 3 bills? I believe Anquan Boldin's 40 time coming out of college was over 4.7. I doubt a DT from William & Mary would finish a 40 yard dash a tenth of a second faster than Anquan Boldin.

steelblood
03-26-2010, 03:04 PM
yeah, i bet tracy ran those numbers.

stlrz d
03-26-2010, 05:02 PM
Steelersdepot

Steelers have scheduled a pre draft visit with University of Maryland cornerback Nolan Carroll for next week. #steelers


I like this kid a lot. He tore it up on Maryland's pro-day.

Maryland kids always tear it up. Vernon Davis, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Bruce Campbell. All freaks of nature at the combine. Their strength and conditioning coach should get more accolades than their head coach.

http://www.steelertribute.com/alc33_chadscott.jpg

:shock:

hawaiiansteel
03-26-2010, 05:07 PM
Steelers | Met with Kyle Wilson after workout

Fri, 26 Mar 2010


Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers met with Boise State CB Kyle Wilson after his Pro Day workout Friday, March 26.


NFL | K. Wilson posts fast 40 time

Fri, 26 Mar 2010


Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports Boise State CB Kyle Wilson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds at his Pro Day Friday, March 26, according to a source.



Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#635039#ixzz0jJqAqSHJ

Chadman
03-26-2010, 09:08 PM
Wexell twitter -

[quote]W&M pass-rusher among three new visits scheduled by the #Steelers. (Pay site: http://pit.scout.com/2/913884.html)

Adrian Tracy or Sean Lissemore?


William & Mary’s pro day on March 17

Representatives from 22 teams were in attendance for William & Mary’s pro day on March 17. The biggest name in the group? San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary.

The Hall of Famer likely had his eyes on DE Adrian Tracy (6-3, 247), who went through defensive line drills, as well as inside and outside linebacker drills. Tracy stood on his numbers from the combine.

Other players with good numbers:

QB, R.J. Archer (6-2, 219) ran the 40 in 4.80 4.84, had a 34-inch vertical jump, 9-4 broad jump, 4.27 short shuttle and1 7.10 three-cone drill.

DT, Sean Lissemore (6-3 1/2, 298) ran the 40 in 4.61 and 4.64, had a 30-inch vertical jump, 9-3 broad jump, 4.52 short shuttle, 7.57 three-cone drill and did 26 bench presses.

–Gil Brandt

Those numbers can't be right. 4.6 in the 40 for a guy pushing 3 bills? I believe Anquan Boldin's 40 time coming out of college was over 4.7. I doubt a DT from William & Mary would finish a 40 yard dash a tenth of a second faster than Anquan Boldin.[/quote:3hcepl8j]

Can't confirm it, but Lissemore is described as incredibly athletic- before saying it can't be him, it might be worth just checking to make sure.Think he was reported to run mid 4.7's before his pro day. And looky, looky- both are on Chadman's mock...:p

calmkiller
03-26-2010, 10:47 PM
Steelerdepot List

Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount
Youngstown State WR Donald Jones
Illinois WR Arrelious Benn
Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee
Maryland CB Nolan Carroll
William & Mary DE Adrian Tracy
Alabama CB Kareem Jackson
Boise State CB Kyle Wilson
Texas S Earl Thomas
Penn State LB Navorro Bowman
Penn State LB Sean Lee
Indiana T Rodger Saffold
West Virginia T Selvish Capers
Wake Forrest T Chris DeGeare
Idaho G Mike Iupati

hawaiiansteel
03-26-2010, 11:10 PM
Steelerdepot List

Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount
Youngstown State WR Donald Jones
Illinois WR Arrelious Benn
Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee
Maryland CB Nolan Carroll
William & Mary DE Adrian Tracy
Alabama CB Kareem Jackson
Boise State CB Kyle Wilson
Texas S Earl Thomas
Penn State LB Navorro Bowman
Penn State LB Sean Lee
Indiana T Rodger Saffold
West Virginia T Selvish Capers
Wake Forrest T Chris DeGeare
Idaho G Mike Iupati



FWIW, that's 15 players visiting out of the 30 allowed, here's the positional breakdown:

5 DBs
4 OL
2 LB
2 WR
1 RB
1 DE/OLB

PSU_dropout43
03-27-2010, 01:20 PM
DT, Sean Lissemore (6-3 1/2, 298) ran the 40 in 4.61 and 4.64, had a 30-inch vertical jump, 9-3 broad jump, 4.52 short shuttle, 7.57 three-cone drill and did 26 bench presses.

–Gil Brandt

Those numbers can't be right. 4.6 in the 40 for a guy pushing 3 bills? I believe Anquan Boldin's 40 time coming out of college was over 4.7. I doubt a DT from William & Mary would finish a 40 yard dash a tenth of a second faster than Anquan Boldin.

I hear ya.

Rob Rang blogged Lissemore's times in the low 4.8s...


William and Mary pass rusher Adrian Tracy was the big name on campus -- so much so that I highlighted him back in November in our PDF Draft Slant -- but it was his former teammate, defensive tackle Sean Lissemore who impressed scouts at their recent Pro Day. The 6-3, 297 pounder was twice timed in the low 4.8s in the 40-yard dash, 4.27 in the short shuttle and a 7.57 in the 3-cone drill. He also showed good explosiveness with a 30" vertical jump, 9'3" broad jump and lifting the bar 26 times. Lissemore is hardly a workout warrior. He earned first team all-conference honors with 66 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and two interceptions as a senior. He also stood out at the Texas vs. Nation practices. Lissemore has already gained the interest of several clubs, having set up private visits with the Arizona, Atlanta, Jacksonville, both New York clubs, and Seattle.

hawaiiansteel
03-27-2010, 03:50 PM
Steelerdepot List

Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount
Youngstown State WR Donald Jones
Illinois WR Arrelious Benn
Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee
Maryland CB Nolan Carroll
William & Mary DE Adrian Tracy
Alabama CB Kareem Jackson
Boise State CB Kyle Wilson
Texas S Earl Thomas
Penn State LB Navorro Bowman
Penn State LB Sean Lee
Indiana T Rodger Saffold
West Virginia T Selvish Capers
Wake Forrest T Chris DeGeare
Idaho G Mike Iupati


Wake Forest players go through NFL pro day

March 26, 2010
Times-News

WINSTON-SALEM — More than a dozen Wake Forest football players and a few more from other schools went through NFL pro day testing Friday on the Wake Forest campus.

Scouts representing 31 professional teams were on hand.

Some players didn’t go through all the drills, depending on their past performances. For instance, cornerback Brandon Ghee limited his activities to shuttle drills and position drills, not wanting to hamper a clocking from the NFL Combine that has been listed at 4.33 seconds in the 40-yard dash. That ranked him second among defensive backs attending the combine in February.

Scouts don’t divulge their specific clockings. Defensive tackle Boo Robinson was clocked, by some accounts, in the 4.8- to 4.9-second range in the 40.

Prior to on-field workouts and drills, running back Kevin Harris did 29 repetitions in the bench press, tops among skill position players and third overall.

Offensive tackle Chris DeGeare said he has a scheduled visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers for another workout.

calmkiller
03-29-2010, 05:29 PM
http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/03/st ... on-monday/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/03/steelers-visit-with-4-draft-prospects-on-monday/)


The Steelers had their first 4 pre draft visits on Monday from draft eligible college draft prospects visiting their facility on the South Side. The first four pre draft visitors were Penn State LB Navorro Bowman, Purdue DL Michael Neal, Wake Forest OL Chris DeGeare and Kansas S Darrell Stuckey. The Steelers are allowed 30 visits from draft eligible players prior to the draft. Follow our full list of pre draft visits here.

hawaiiansteel
03-29-2010, 06:35 PM
http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/03/steelers-visit-with-4-draft-prospects-on-monday/


The Steelers had their first 4 pre draft visits on Monday from draft eligible college draft prospects visiting their facility on the South Side. The first four pre draft visitors were Penn State LB Navorro Bowman, Purdue DL Michael Neal, Wake Forest OL Chris DeGeare and Kansas S Darrell Stuckey. The Steelers are allowed 30 visits from draft eligible players prior to the draft. Follow our full list of pre draft visits here.



Bowman wouldn't count as one of the 30 player visits, would he? don't Penn St players fall under that local college rule?

calmkiller
03-29-2010, 07:36 PM
http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/03/steelers-visit-with-4-draft-prospects-on-monday/


The Steelers had their first 4 pre draft visits on Monday from draft eligible college draft prospects visiting their facility on the South Side. The first four pre draft visitors were Penn State LB Navorro Bowman, Purdue DL Michael Neal, Wake Forest OL Chris DeGeare and Kansas S Darrell Stuckey. The Steelers are allowed 30 visits from draft eligible players prior to the draft. Follow our full list of pre draft visits here.



Bowman wouldn't count as one of the 30 player visits, would he? don't Penn St players fall under that local college rule?

I had this conversation in another thread with someone and we determined that Penn state was not a local visit. I will try and find the post.

hawaiiansteel
03-29-2010, 07:43 PM
http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/03/steelers-visit-with-4-draft-prospects-on-monday/


The Steelers had their first 4 pre draft visits on Monday from draft eligible college draft prospects visiting their facility on the South Side. The first four pre draft visitors were Penn State LB Navorro Bowman, Purdue DL Michael Neal, Wake Forest OL Chris DeGeare and Kansas S Darrell Stuckey. The Steelers are allowed 30 visits from draft eligible players prior to the draft. Follow our full list of pre draft visits here.



Bowman wouldn't count as one of the 30 player visits, would he? don't Penn St players fall under that local college rule?

I had this conversation in another thread with someone and we determined that Penn state was not a local visit. I will try and find the post.



i'm surprised that with everything that has happened recently that the Steelers would be using one of their 30 visits on someone like Navorro Bowman and his character issues...

Chadman
03-29-2010, 11:18 PM
Interesting- the Steelers had an interview with Mike Neal at the combine too...

RuthlessBurgher
03-29-2010, 11:45 PM
Interesting- the Steelers had an interview with Mike Neal at the combine too...

After Suh, McCoy, and Odrick go on day one, then Alualu, Carrington, Wootten, and Houston go on day two, Mike Neal is the best of the early day three prospects as a potential 3-4 DE.

Perhaps we are scouting early day three 3-4 DE prospects instead of day two 3-4 DE prospects because we are planning to use one of our day two picks to move up in the draft. :stirpot

Lebsteel
03-30-2010, 12:11 PM
Interesting- the Steelers had an interview with Mike Neal at the combine too...

After Suh, McCoy, and Odrick go on day one, then Alualu, Carrington, Wootten, and Houston go on day two, Mike Neal is the best of the early day three prospects as a potential 3-4 DE.

Perhaps we are scouting early day three 3-4 DE prospects instead of day two 3-4 DE prospects because we are planning to use one of our day two picks to move up in the draft. :stirpot
Man, do I hope that is the case and we don't sit back and take Iupati or Pouncey. We need a difference maker on Defense to go along with Troy. Berry, Haden, Wilson, Thomas, McClain, Spoon, Graham or Odrick PLEASE!!

RuthlessBurgher
03-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Interesting- the Steelers had an interview with Mike Neal at the combine too...

After Suh, McCoy, and Odrick go on day one, then Alualu, Carrington, Wootten, and Houston go on day two, Mike Neal is the best of the early day three prospects as a potential 3-4 DE.

Perhaps we are scouting early day three 3-4 DE prospects instead of day two 3-4 DE prospects because we are planning to use one of our day two picks to move up in the draft. :stirpot
Man, do I hope that is the case and we don't sit back and take Iupati or Pouncey. We need a difference maker on Defense to go along with Troy. Berry, Haden, Wilson, Thomas, McClain, Spoon, Graham or Odrick PLEASE!!

I think we could trade up in the first for the likes of Berry or Haden if either falls within reasonable range, or else we could stand pat at #18, then trade up to the top of the 2nd round (or even the bottom of the first round) for someone like Jared Odrick, Maurkice Pouncey, Jerry Hughes, or even...dare I say it...Terrence Cody.

calmkiller
03-30-2010, 01:10 PM
Steelers are meeting with OL Rodger Saffold of Indiana & Jacques McClendon of UT today at their South Side practice facility



The Steelers are meeting with offensive linemen Rodger Saffold of Indiana and Jacques McClendon of Tennessee today at their South Side practice facility.

They are the fifth and sixth prospects to meet with the Steelers in advance of the NFL draft.

Teams are allowed to host 30 out-of-area prospects prior to the draft, which will be held April 22-24.

RuthlessBurgher
03-30-2010, 01:13 PM
Saffold would provide solid depth at OT and would be insurance in case we are unable to extend Colon long term once he become a UFA. However, he will likely be off the board before we pick in the second (I think he's secured a spot in the early 2nd, and I've even seen some projections that have the Colts taking him in the late 1st).

calmkiller
03-30-2010, 01:40 PM
Crazy. Its like someone over at Steelers.com is actually on top of **** now. Did someone from our board get a job over there or something?

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/ ... um=twitter (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/List-of-pre-draft-player-visits/573a6101-67ec-4fe8-815c-4936378b3c55?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)


Each NFL team is allowed to bring 30 prospects in for visits in advance of the 2010 Draft, which is scheduled for April 22-23-24.

So far, the Steelers have had six players in for visits – three offensive linemen, one defensive lineman, one safety and one linebacker.

On March 29, the Steelers visited with defensive lineman Michael Neal, 6-foot-3, 294-pounds, from Purdue; guard Chris DeGeare, 6-4, 325, from Wake Forest; safety Darrell Stuckey, 6-0, 205, from Kansas; and linebacker Navorro Bowman, 6-2, 242, from Penn State.

On March 30, it was guard Jacques McClendon, 6-3, 324, from Tennessee; and tackle Rodger Saffold, 6-5, 315, from Indiana.

hawaiiansteel
03-30-2010, 04:43 PM
Crazy. Its like someone over at Steelers.com is actually on top of bad word now. Did someone from our board get a job over there or something?

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/ ... um=twitter (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/List-of-pre-draft-player-visits/573a6101-67ec-4fe8-815c-4936378b3c55?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)


Each NFL team is allowed to bring 30 prospects in for visits in advance of the 2010 Draft, which is scheduled for April 22-23-24.

So far, the Steelers have had six players in for visits – three offensive linemen, one defensive lineman, one safety and one linebacker.

On March 29, the Steelers visited with defensive lineman Michael Neal, 6-foot-3, 294-pounds, from Purdue; guard Chris DeGeare, 6-4, 325, from Wake Forest; safety Darrell Stuckey, 6-0, 205, from Kansas; and linebacker Navorro Bowman, 6-2, 242, from Penn State.

On March 30, it was guard Jacques McClendon, 6-3, 324, from Tennessee; and tackle Rodger Saffold, 6-5, 315, from Indiana.



it's not inconceivable that Bob Labriola lurks on Steelers' fans message boards...

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
03-30-2010, 06:13 PM
The Steelers are running out of setting up visits. This is the first possible C, Jacques McClendon, the Steelers bring in for a visit. He can play C but never started there at Tenn. I had Olsen in my mock for a long time but the Steelers are showing no interest in any C at this point. I guess they are happy with someone on the team. Legursky...Urbik? Who knows.

RuthlessBurgher
03-30-2010, 06:29 PM
The Steelers are running out of setting up visits. This is the first possible C, Jacques McClendon, the Steelers bring in for a visit. He can play C but never started there at Tenn. I had Olsen in my mock for a long time but the Steelers are showing no interest in any C at this point. I guess they are happy with someone on the team. Legursky...Urbik? Who knows.

They are running out of visits? Only 6 have happened so far. Still 24 to go. :?:

And we draft plenty of people who never make a pre-draft visit anyway. They may really like Pouncey or Walton or Tennant or whomever, but perhaps they learned enough from them at the Senior Bowl practices, combine interviews, team Pro Days, etc. and see no need to bring them to the South Side to gather any more information.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
03-30-2010, 06:58 PM
The Steelers are running out of setting up visits. This is the first possible C, Jacques McClendon, the Steelers bring in for a visit. He can play C but never started there at Tenn. I had Olsen in my mock for a long time but the Steelers are showing no interest in any C at this point. I guess they are happy with someone on the team. Legursky...Urbik? Who knows.

They are running out of visits? Only 6 have happened so far. Still 24 to go. :?:

And we draft plenty of people who never make a pre-draft visit anyway. They may really like Pouncey or Walton or Tennant or whomever, but perhaps they learned enough from them at the Senior Bowl practices, combine interviews, team Pro Days, etc. and see no need to bring them to the South Side to gather any more information.

HEY! Don't get Lippy becuse it is snowing on you head...I'm in this with ya! :wink:

I meant in terms of scheduled visits. 20 scheduled...18 count. Pouncey was not at the Senior Bowl but they were at Florida's Pro day. No info if they even talked to him. Nothing floating around about the Steelers working players out at C. Although I did here Mitch Petrus worked out at C and the Steelers were there.

Purdue DL Michael Neal 3/29/10
Kansas S Darrell Stuckey 3/29/10
Penn State LB Navorro Bowman 3/29/10
Wake Forrest T Chris DeGeare 3/29/10
Tennessee G Jacques McClendon 3/30/10
Indiana T Rodger Saffold 3/30/10
Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount
MSU RB Anthony Dixon
Youngstown State WR Donald Jones
Illinois WR Arrelious Benn
Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee
Maryland CB Nolan Carroll
William & Mary DE Adrian Tracy
Alabama CB Kareem Jackson
Boise State CB Kyle Wilson
Texas S Earl Thomas
Penn State LB Sean Lee
West Virginia T Selvish Capers
Idaho G Mike Iupati
Marshall DE Albert McClellan

PSU_dropout43
03-31-2010, 01:30 PM
Five more college prospects paid visits to the Steelers at their facility today. Three of them are cornerbacks: Nolan Carroll of Maryland, Kareem Jackson of Alabama and Kyle Wilson of Boise State. The other two players are Alabama-Birmingham wide receiver Joe Webb and Marshall linebacker Albert McClellan.

The Steelers have met with 11 players over the past three days. They can meet with as many as 30 up to a week before the April 22 start of the draft.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10090/10 ... z0jmRM4ufE (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10090/1046947-100.stm#ixzz0jmRM4ufE)

Chadman
04-01-2010, 12:59 AM
South Carolina All-American Eric Norwood loves thinking about the pro career ahead of him. And he's ready for the waiting to end.

"I'm a little anxious," said Norwood, the Gamecocks' career sacks leader. "I'm ready for it to be over with, to find out where I'm going and start playing football again."

Norwood took a big step toward that goal as he lifted and went through position drills in front of NFL scouts and staffers at Williams-Brice Stadium at South Carolina's pro day on Wednesday.

Norwood did not run the 40-yard dash with several former teammates, standing on the official 4.71-second time he put up at the NFL's scouting combine in Indianapolis in February. The 6-foot-1, 241 pound linebacker bench pressed the 225-pound weight 21 times and showed off his quick feet and reflexes for representatives from 28 pro teams.

"I think I did well," Norwood said. "I dropped a couple of balls, but other than that, the drills still looked fine. That's what I heard from everybody else so I'll take their word for it."

Norwood is projected by several services as a second-round NFL pick, although he's hoping his workouts and background push him higher.

Norwood, from Acworth, Ga., struggled academically in high school and was rejected twice by South Carolina. He finally enrolled as a special admit and graduated in December. Along the way, Norwood also earned the school's sacks record with 29. He also holds the career mark with 43 tackles for loss.

Still, he's got more than three weeks until he knows his next move for sure. Sounds like he's got the interest, though. Norwood was heading to Pittsburgh to meet with Steelers on Thursday. He also had a session scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons.

hawaiiansteel
04-01-2010, 03:23 PM
South Carolina All-American Eric Norwood loves thinking about the pro career ahead of him. And he's ready for the waiting to end.

"I'm a little anxious," said Norwood, the Gamecocks' career sacks leader. "I'm ready for it to be over with, to find out where I'm going and start playing football again."

Norwood took a big step toward that goal as he lifted and went through position drills in front of NFL scouts and staffers at Williams-Brice Stadium at South Carolina's pro day on Wednesday.

Norwood did not run the 40-yard dash with several former teammates, standing on the official 4.71-second time he put up at the NFL's scouting combine in Indianapolis in February. The 6-foot-1, 241 pound linebacker bench pressed the 225-pound weight 21 times and showed off his quick feet and reflexes for representatives from 28 pro teams.

"I think I did well," Norwood said. "I dropped a couple of balls, but other than that, the drills still looked fine. That's what I heard from everybody else so I'll take their word for it."

Norwood is projected by several services as a second-round NFL pick, although he's hoping his workouts and background push him higher.

Norwood, from Acworth, Ga., struggled academically in high school and was rejected twice by South Carolina. He finally enrolled as a special admit and graduated in December. Along the way, Norwood also earned the school's sacks record with 29. He also holds the career mark with 43 tackles for loss.

Still, he's got more than three weeks until he knows his next move for sure. Sounds like he's got the interest, though. Norwood was heading to Pittsburgh to meet with Steelers on Thursday. He also had a session scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons.



looks like Norwood would fit right in with our defense, maybe we could get Ike Taylor to work with him... :roll:

PSU_dropout43
04-01-2010, 04:17 PM
The Steelers are entertaining two more college prospects today, closing out the week after meeting with 13 since Monday.

The players visiting with coaches and scouts today are Wake Forest defensive back Brandon Ghee and South Carolina linebacker Eric Norwood.

The Steelers will resume visits by prospects Tuesday after the Easter Holiday weekend. Each NFL team is permitted to have 30 prospects visit before the draft.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10091/10 ... z0jsy4Pyvx (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10091/1047264-100.stm#ixzz0jsy4Pyvx)

hawaiiansteel
04-03-2010, 07:44 PM
Five more college prospects paid visits to the Steelers at their facility today. Three of them are cornerbacks: Nolan Carroll of Maryland, Kareem Jackson of Alabama and Kyle Wilson of Boise State. The other two players are Alabama-Birmingham wide receiver Joe Webb and Marshall linebacker Albert McClellan.

The Steelers have met with 11 players over the past three days. They can meet with as many as 30 up to a week before the April 22 start of the draft.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10090/10 ... z0jmRM4ufE (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10090/1046947-100.stm#ixzz0jmRM4ufE)





Will Joe Webb be a steal for some NFL team on draft day?

By Steve Irvine -- The Birmingham News
April 02, 2010


Joe Webb, the former UAB standout is predicted to be a fourth-round draft choice.

His draft status has definitely improved after he played in the Senior Bowl and then put together a head-turning effort during UAB’s Pro Day.

One of the teams in attendance at the Pro Day -- the Pittsburgh Steelers – invited Webb to town earlier this week. He was one of about 10 prospects invited to attend a private workout but Webb didn’t work out for the team. Instead, he went to Pittsburgh for an extended job interview, which, apparently means the club liked what they saw while in Birmingham and didn’t need to see Webb on the field any more.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if Webb’s name gets called by the Steelers during the draft.

This year's draft, by the way, will take place over three days. The first round will be chosen on Thursday, April 22 while rounds 2 and 3 will take place the following day. The remaining four rounds will begin on Saturday morning.

hawaiiansteel
04-03-2010, 08:21 PM
2010 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Board Begins To Take Shape


Thirteen down, 17 more to go.

The Steelers have brought in 13 of the 30 prospects that they are permitted to meet prior to the 2010 draft.

These visits can be a clear indication of players or positions the team is interested in, or they could be smokescreens. It is difficult to tell. What is not difficult is to see that they have brought in nine defensive players to only four offensive players so far.

Look back to 2007, Mike Tomlin’s first draft. Lawrence Timmons, LaMarr Woodley, Daniel Sepulveda, and Ryan McBean all visited the Steelers. They were also four of the Steelers' first five draft selections.

In 2008, they only drafted two of the 30 prospects they brought in: Dennis Dixon and Ryan Mundy. The following year, Pittsburgh drafted Joe Burnett, Frank Summers, Ra’Shon Harris, and A.Q. Shipley, all pre-draft visitors.

So far this year, three offensive linemen and one receiver have visited with the Steelers, while three cornerbacks, three linebackers, two safeties, and one defensive lineman have come to Pittsburgh.

Reading into the visits, it is clear that the Steelers will be looking to build the offensive line and get younger on defense.

Guards Chris DeGreare of Wake Forest and Jacques McClendon of Tennessee, as well as Indiana tackle Rodger Saffold, have been the offensive line visits thus far.

The Steelers should have competition at the right guard position, and they appear to be looking for more. Trai Essex made 16 starts last season, and undrafted rookie free agent Ramon Foster made four. It is also expected that last year’s third-round selection, Kraig Urbik, would have developed to the point where he should be a legitimate contender to battle it out with Essex and Foster.

DeGreare and McClendon are both late-round prospects that would need time to develop. They would be drafted for nothing more than depth.

Saffold is a more intriguing prospect. He has the ability to play every position but center and projects as a starter in the NFL. If the Steelers miss out on one of the elite tackle prospects in the first round, Saffold would be a quality addition in the second.

Defensively, it appears that the Steelers are looking for help across the board.

Even after drafting defensive ends Ziggy Hood and Ra’Shon Harris last season, the Steelers may be looking to improve their depth. Enter Mike Neal, defensive end from Purdue.

Neal is a strong, physical player who plays well against the run. He would have to make the transition from defensive tackle to defensive end in the Steelers defense. As a team leader, he would be a great character addition to the team as well. Neal definitely has upside as a fourth- or fifth-round pick.

Pittsburgh will also be taking a strong look at its defensive backfield after bringing in safeties Darrell Stuckey from Kansas and Brandon Ghee from Wake Forest, as well as cornerbacks Nolan Carroll from Maryland, Kareem Jackson from Alabama, and Kyle Wilson from Boise State.

On the surface, the Steelers appear to be set at safety after re-signing Ryan Clark and adding Will Allen. However, there is room for improvement. Stuckey and Ghee both have a second- or third-round projection, and each offers a different skill set.

Stuckey is a safety who has decent playmaking ability, with eight career interceptions, and good recovery speed.

Ghee was a cornerback in college but may make the transition to safety in the NFL. He is an athletic player with an upside, but he needs polish. The lack of playmaking would also be a concern, as Ghee only has one career interception.

The number of cornerbacks the Steelers are bringing in is interesting. Last year, they spent two draft selections on cornerbacks—Keenan Lewis in the third and Joe Burnett in the fifth. Given their limited playing time, it is unknown what the potential of either player is.

Jackson has a second round grade and Carroll a fifth-round grade. While each has some upside, it may not be significantly better than what the Steelers already have. Wilson, however, can be a No. 1 corner in the league and has been the only prospect with a first-round projection that the Steelers have brought in so far.

Wilson is quickly moving up draft boards, and there is a realistic chance that the Steelers draft him to start across from Ike Taylor. With 11 career interceptions, he would be the additional playmaker that the Steelers desperately need in their secondary.

The knock on Wilson is his size, but he weighs about the same as top cornerback prospect Joe Haden and is less than an inch shorter. Wilson may be the top cornerback on some draft boards.

As with the secondary, the Steelers also appear to be set at linebacker after signing Larry Foote. Still, it's another area where they can improve. Albert McClellan of Marshall and Eric Norwood of South Carolina would both appear to be outside linebacker prospects.

Rated as a second- or third-round selection, Norwood is the more highly rated player between the two and would have to take on the role of a pass-rushing specialist. He may not be the best fit in the Steelers defense, though. However, this has not kept Tomlin from trying to put a square peg in a round hole.

The same could be said about inside linebacker Navorro Bowman from Penn State. As a potential second-round selection, Bowman would have to transition positions and is not the ideal inside linebacker for the Steelers defense. Instead, Tomlin and Co. may be more interested in Bowman’s teammate, Sean Lee. Lee has not visited with the Steelers.

Over the next few weeks leading up to draft day, the Steelers will use up their remaining 17 prospect visits. If the trend continues, they will be bringing in a high volume of defensive players and focus on the line with the offensive players that they bring in.

Will they stick to this draft board? That is yet to be determined. The NFL draft is a tricky thing to predict, and it is difficult to sort through what is a legitimate interest in a player and what is a smokescreen.

However, one thing that is clear is that the Steelers have recognized the areas that need improvement on the team—upgrading talent on the offensive line and getting younger on defense. Only three weeks away to see if they follow through.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3724 ... take-shape

hawaiiansteel
04-03-2010, 09:23 PM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":165cq2of]The Steelers are running out of setting up visits. This is the first possible C, Jacques McClendon, the Steelers bring in for a visit. He can play C but never started there at Tenn. I had Olsen in my mock for a long time but the Steelers are showing no interest in any C at this point. I guess they are happy with someone on the team. Legursky...Urbik? Who knows.

They are running out of visits? Only 6 have happened so far. Still 24 to go. :?:

And we draft plenty of people who never make a pre-draft visit anyway. They may really like Pouncey or Walton or Tennant or whomever, but perhaps they learned enough from them at the Senior Bowl practices, combine interviews, team Pro Days, etc. and see no need to bring them to the South Side to gather any more information.

HEY! Don't get Lippy becuse it is snowing on you head...I'm in this with ya! :wink:

I meant in terms of scheduled visits. 20 scheduled...18 count. Pouncey was not at the Senior Bowl but they were at Florida's Pro day. No info if they even talked to him. Nothing floating around about the Steelers working players out at C. [/quote:165cq2of]



NFL | Pouncey has several workouts scheduled

Sat, 03 Apr 2010


Jeremy Fowler, of the Orlando Sentinel, reports University of Florida C Maurkice Pouncey is scheduled to work out for the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs.



Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#636505#ixzz0k5dGNXDQ

calmkiller
04-04-2010, 05:28 PM
Steelersdepot

Steelers have scheduled an April visit with California cornerback Terrence Johnson according to our sources

hawaiiansteel
04-04-2010, 07:02 PM
Steelersdepot

Steelers have scheduled an April visit with California cornerback Terrence Johnson according to our sources



this guy would definitely be worth a late round pick -


Kiper likes California cornerback

3/31/2010


The NFL draft has expanded this year to three days - April 22-24 - and Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN's draft guru and hair gel expert, thinks a player from California University will be selected on the final day.

California cornerback Terrance Johnson is featured in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine as part of "Third Watch," which mentions players likely to be selected in the late rounds who could have productive NFL careers. Johnson is one of two players selected by Kiper, who cites the cornerback's 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, athletic ability and potential as a solid special-teams player.

Johnson, who played his high school ball at Woodland Hills, was a four-year starter for the Vulcans and had 17 career interceptions, including three in last year's NCAA Division II playoffs.

A two-time All-American, Johnson had an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the 2008 NCAA Division II playoffs.

http://www.observer-reporter.com/OR/Pri ... ris-column (http://www.observer-reporter.com/OR/Print/03-31-2010-chris-column)

http://insidepittsburghsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/rp_primary_fb09johnson2.jpg

RuthlessBurgher
04-04-2010, 11:20 PM
Steelersdepot

Steelers have scheduled an April visit with California cornerback Terrence Johnson according to our sources

I'd imagine that this wouldn't count toward our 30 visits, since California University of Pennsylvania's campus is located in SWPA (about 40 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh), making Johnson a local exemption (like Pitt TE's Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham).

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
04-05-2010, 10:44 AM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":3iulm6uu]The Steelers are running out of setting up visits. This is the first possible C, Jacques McClendon, the Steelers bring in for a visit. He can play C but never started there at Tenn. I had Olsen in my mock for a long time but the Steelers are showing no interest in any C at this point. I guess they are happy with someone on the team. Legursky...Urbik? Who knows.

They are running out of visits? Only 6 have happened so far. Still 24 to go. :?:

And we draft plenty of people who never make a pre-draft visit anyway. They may really like Pouncey or Walton or Tennant or whomever, but perhaps they learned enough from them at the Senior Bowl practices, combine interviews, team Pro Days, etc. and see no need to bring them to the South Side to gather any more information.

HEY! Don't get Lippy becuse it is snowing on you head...I'm in this with ya! :wink:

I meant in terms of scheduled visits. 20 scheduled...18 count. Pouncey was not at the Senior Bowl but they were at Florida's Pro day. No info if they even talked to him. Nothing floating around about the Steelers working players out at C.



NFL | Pouncey has several workouts scheduled

Sat, 03 Apr 2010


Jeremy Fowler, of the Orlando Sentinel, reports University of Florida C Maurkice Pouncey is scheduled to work out for the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs.



Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#636505#ixzz0k5dGNXDQ[/quote:3iulm6uu]
Thanks for the update. Looks like the rumors have some truth to them.

calmkiller
04-06-2010, 12:08 PM
Iowa offensive tackle visits Steelers today
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Iowa offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, a likely first-round pick in the April 22-24 NFL draft, is visiting the Steelers today.

Bulaga is 6 feet 5, 314 pounds, and played left tackle for the Hawkeyes.

He is the 14th player to visit with the team's coaches and scouts, who are permitted by league rules to meet with as many as 30 players by April 14.
For more on the Steelers, read the new blog, Ed Bouchette On the Steelers at http://www.post-gazette.com/plus.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10096/10 ... z0kKwyVTvO (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10096/1048277-66.stm?cmpid=steelers.xml#ixzz0kKwyVTvO)

RuthlessBurgher
04-06-2010, 12:19 PM
Bulaga is visiting??? I think he'll be LONG gone by the time we pick. I expect the Chiefs to take him at #5, and even if that doesn't come to pass, I still don't see any way he makes it out of the top 10.

Perhaps the team will try to glean info about Brandon Graham from Bulaga, though, since Graham used him like a turnstyle in the Wolverines' 2 point loss to the Hawkeyes this season (2 sacks before halftime, and likely should have given up 3 more).

Lebsteel
04-06-2010, 07:14 PM
Bulaga is visiting??? I think he'll be LONG gone by the time we pick. I expect the Chiefs to take him at #5, and even if that doesn't come to pass, I still don't see any way he makes it out of the top 10.

Perhaps the team will try to glean info about Brandon Graham from Bulaga, though, since Graham used him like a turnstyle in the Wolverines' 2 point loss to the Hawkeyes this season (2 sacks before halftime, and likely should have given up 3 more).
Bulaga never saw Graham because Graham was like a blur blowing past him when he did the outside speed rush and when Graham bull rushed, Bulaga was on his backside wondering what train hit him! :lol: :lol:

hawaiiansteel
04-07-2010, 03:57 AM
[quote="JUST-PLAIN-NASTY":39ndyvft]The Steelers are running out of setting up visits. This is the first possible C, Jacques McClendon, the Steelers bring in for a visit. He can play C but never started there at Tenn. I had Olsen in my mock for a long time but the Steelers are showing no interest in any C at this point. I guess they are happy with someone on the team. Legursky...Urbik? Who knows.

They are running out of visits? Only 6 have happened so far. Still 24 to go. :?:

And we draft plenty of people who never make a pre-draft visit anyway. They may really like Pouncey or Walton or Tennant or whomever, but perhaps they learned enough from them at the Senior Bowl practices, combine interviews, team Pro Days, etc. and see no need to bring them to the South Side to gather any more information.

HEY! Don't get Lippy becuse it is snowing on you head...I'm in this with ya! :wink:

I meant in terms of scheduled visits. 20 scheduled...18 count. Pouncey was not at the Senior Bowl but they were at Florida's Pro day. No info if they even talked to him. Nothing floating around about the Steelers working players out at C. Although I did here Mitch Petrus worked out at C and the Steelers were there.

Purdue DL Michael Neal 3/29/10
Kansas S Darrell Stuckey 3/29/10
Penn State LB Navorro Bowman 3/29/10
Wake Forrest T Chris DeGeare 3/29/10
Tennessee G Jacques McClendon 3/30/10
Indiana T Rodger Saffold 3/30/10
Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount
MSU RB Anthony Dixon
Youngstown State WR Donald Jones
Illinois WR Arrelious Benn
Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee
Maryland CB Nolan Carroll
William & Mary DE Adrian Tracy
Alabama CB Kareem Jackson
Boise State CB Kyle Wilson
Texas S Earl Thomas
Penn State LB Sean Lee
West Virginia T Selvish Capers
Idaho G Mike Iupati
Marshall DE Albert McClellan[/quote:39ndyvft]



Despite Struggles, Maryland Produces NFL Talent


When Maryland recruits its future football players, Ralph Friedgen can throw out some big names.

Vernon Davis, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Shawne Merriman are all first-round draft picks to come out of Maryland. But the biggest name Friedgen can drop when trying to convince high school prospects to come to College Park is one even the most die-hard fan may not know.

Dwight Galt.

"He just does such a great job as far as bringing young guys along," Vernon Davis, now entering his fifth year with San Francisco, said of Maryland's long-time Director of Strength and Conditioning. "He really helped me, he got me as strong as an ox. I give him a lot of credit as far as bringing players along."

Plenty of outgoing Terps sang Galt's praises at Maryland's Pro Day last month, but his track record speaks for itself. Along with the big names, Maryland has put plenty of lesser known talent in the NFL. In fact, there are more Terps currently on NFL rosters (31) than Maryland wins over the past half-decade (30).

"We are definitely starting to get a reputation," Galt said when asked about Maryland's penchant for putting players in the pros. "We've had some pro days where the scouts just kind of shake their heads. They're the ones that started the whole thing and kind of gave us the reputation."

That reputation has meant big bucks for some recent Maryland players. Last year, Darrius Heyward-Bey was considered a late first or early second round pick before he ran a 4.3 second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. That time, the best at the combine, moved Heyward-Bey into the top 10 where the Oakland Raiders took the playmaking wideout with the 7th overall pick. His rookie contract earned Heyward-Bey over 20 million dollars in guaranteed money, a number that recruits--and their parents--can't ignore.

"I think that helps," Offensive Coordinator James Franklin said when asked what Maryland's reputation as a professional pipeline means on the recruiting trail. "That's constantly on television and people are talking about those numbers and how many players different teams have in the NFL. I think besides Miami we have as much as anybody in the ACC, so I think that's a major factor."

"I say 'When you are done, you will be prepared physically for the NFL," Galt says of his pitch to recruits. "Now the reputation precedes it and the kids have heard it before and it's a good recruiting tool."

The reputation extends to the NFL scouts who visit College Park on a yearly basis. One AFC South scout said that Maryland's Pro Day is consistently one of the most well run pro days on his schedule. 23 years of experience at Maryland has earned Galt the trust of those making decisions at the professional level, something he doesn't take for granted.

"I'm honest with them about our kids, so they trust me," Galt said. "I'm trying to give our kids just a little bit of an advantage, the scouts watch the film and do the measurables."

One former Terp who stands to benefit from Galt's uncanny ability to prepare players for the next level is Nolan Carroll. Carroll broke his leg in Maryland's second game last fall and missed the remainder of the season. With just six starts on his college resume, Carroll could have easily been overlooked in the upcoming NFL draft. But at Maryland's pro day he posted an impressive 4.39 in the 40-yard dash and a 37 1/2 vertical leap. Suddenly, Carroll was back on NFL draft boards.

"To me, Nolan Carroll is a sure thing," Galt said with a hint of pride in his voice. "He's a big kid. He's strong; he's a great athlete, an awesome kid, and an awesome person. He's a kid that is so easy for me to go out on a limb for, because he's going to make it."

And if Carroll does make it… he--like many other Maryland players before him--will have Galt to thank.

http://www.csnwashington.com/04/05/10/D ... feedID=276 (http://www.csnwashington.com/04/05/10/Despite-Struggles-Maryland-Keeps-Produci/landing_maryland.html?blockID=210609&feedID=276)

calmkiller
04-07-2010, 11:48 AM
5 college players visiting Steelers
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some of the star power in the upcoming draft and players with checkered college seasons in 2009 are paying a visit to the Steelers today.

The five players include two big-name wide receivers, Notre Dame's Golden Tate and Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant. Also at their facility today is Oregon running back LaGarrette Blount. Blount was suspended by his team for much of last season for punching an opponent and Bryant was suspended by the NCAA for having a relationship with an agent and he played in only three games.

The two other visitors are linebackers, Koa Misi of Utah and Adrian Tracy of William & Mary.

That brings to 19 the number of players who have visited the Steelers over the past two weeks. The team can have up to 30 visits by April 14.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10097/10 ... z0kQiHOhLN (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10097/1048492-100.stm#ixzz0kQiHOhLN)

calmkiller
04-08-2010, 08:56 AM
Steelers bring in G Mike Iupati, C Maurkice Pouncey, DL Clifton Geathers, DL Linval Joseph, WR Carlton Mitchell & TE Rob Gronkowski today.

Chadman
04-08-2010, 10:23 AM
Geez...that Geathers is a big boy. Same with Joseph. Looks like the Steelers are looking for prime beef on the DL...in the mid rounds.

Another WR? Interesting....actually like the sound of Mitchell....where does this put Santonio??

PSU_dropout43
04-08-2010, 12:05 PM
updated list:


RB
LaGarrette Blount

WR
Joe Webb
Golden Tate
Dez Bryant
Carlton Mitchell

TE
Rob Gronkowski
Dorin Dickerson (local)
Nate Byham (local))

OL
Chris DeGeare
Rodger Saffold
Jacques McClendon
Bryan Bulaga
Mike Iupati
Maurkice Pouncey

DL
Mike Neal
Clifton Geathers
Linval Joseph

LB
Navorro Bowman
Albert McClellan
Eric Norwood
Koa Misi
Adrian Tracy

CB
Kyle Wilson
Kareem Jackson
Nolan Carroll
Brandon Ghee
Terrance Johnson (local)

S
Darrell Stuckey

PSU_dropout43
04-09-2010, 12:19 PM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 75685.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_675685.html)


The Steelers are meeting with three more NFL draft prospects today, including Texas safety Earl Thomas, a projected first-round pick.

They are also hosting wide receivers Arrelious Benn of Illinois and Emmanuel Sanders from SMU.

The Steelers have met with 27 out of area draft prospects. Teams are allowed to host 30 such visits in advance of the draft, which will be Aprl 22-24.

Chadman
04-11-2010, 09:51 AM
Sean Lee has spent the majority of the Spring of 2010 on the run. Workouts in Lancaster. Team interviews in Dallas, Indianapolis and Phoenix.

It’s been a nice change of pace for the former Penn State linebacker. Lee, who is prepping for the NFL draft later this month, was shut down two springs ago after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a PSU scrimmage.

Last year at this time, Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno wouldn’t allow Lee to do much during Penn State spring practice sessions. His knee was still mending, so one of the team’s most active players was not cleared for contact.

Now? Catch Lee if you can. He’s also snuck in a couple of trips to State College — for a Pro Day workout March 17 and to work out for the Atlanta Falcons two days later — and is meeting with the New York Giants today and Monday. Lee also has future meetings scheduled with the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.

hawaiiansteel
04-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Sean Lee has spent the majority of the Spring of 2010 on the run. Workouts in Lancaster. Team interviews in Dallas, Indianapolis and Phoenix.

It’s been a nice change of pace for the former Penn State linebacker. Lee, who is prepping for the NFL draft later this month, was shut down two springs ago after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a PSU scrimmage.

Last year at this time, Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno wouldn’t allow Lee to do much during Penn State spring practice sessions. His knee was still mending, so one of the team’s most active players was not cleared for contact.

Now? Catch Lee if you can. He’s also snuck in a couple of trips to State College — for a Pro Day workout March 17 and to work out for the Atlanta Falcons two days later — and is meeting with the New York Giants today and Monday. Lee also has future meetings scheduled with the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.





Penn State's Sean Lee a man in demand as NFL draft approaches
By BOB FLOUNDERS, The Patriot-News
April 10, 2010, 3:00PM

Former Penn State linebacker Sean Lee continues preparations for the NFL draft. He is expected to visit with the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers this week. JOE HERMITT, The Patriot-News
Sean Lee has spent the majority of the Spring of 2010 on the run. Workouts in Lancaster. Team interviews in Dallas, Indianapolis and Phoenix.

It’s been a nice change of pace for the former Penn State linebacker. Lee, who is prepping for the NFL draft later this month, was shut down two springs ago after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a PSU scrimmage.

Last year at this time, Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno wouldn’t allow Lee to do much during Penn State spring practice sessions. His knee was still mending, so one of the team’s most active players was not cleared for contact.

Now? Catch Lee if you can. He’s also snuck in a couple of trips to State College — for a Pro Day workout March 17 and to work out for the Atlanta Falcons two days later — and is meeting with the New York Giants today and Monday. Lee also has future meetings scheduled with the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.

"It’s been hectic but I’ve really enjoyed it," said Lee, a three-year starter at outside linebacker for Paterno and a two-year captain.

"You get to see what the different teams are all about. Every interview has been a little different. Some interviews have been more personal than others. They want to talk football and sometimes some other things."

Like, well, Lee’s health.

Lee had to deal with a serious left knee sprain last fall. Many draft experts believe the Upper St. Clair graduate is a top-50 pick but only if his knees are sound. At the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis in February, Lee was a popular guys with team doctors. Right this way to the MRI exam, Sean.

"I don’t blame them, it’s a big investment and they want to make sure," Lee said, who has been working regularly with midstate performance trainer Steve Saunders. "I think my knees are fine. I feel great. My weight is good and I think I’m stronger and faster since I left Penn State."

Lee said he had some Penn State company with him on his trip to the Dallas area to meet with some Cowboys coaches and owner Jerry Jones. Navorro Bowman, PSU’s other highly rated outside linebacker, also sat down with Jones and coaches.

"They met with us in the hotel we stayed at and the one thing I missed out on was a chance to see the [Cowboys] stadium," Lee said.
"He [Jones] is very passionate about winning and doing what’s best for that team, that really comes across."

Bowman, a two-time first-team All-Big Ten choice, plays the linebacker position differently than Lee. Navorro is considered a class weak-side linebacker in a 4-3, someone who can cover and also fly to the ball on running plays.

"I think I’m a pretty physical guy, I’m more of a downhill type [of linebacker]," said Lee, who met with the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week.

"I think I’m versatile, too. Teams have told me they like me as a strong-side [outside] linebacker in a 4-3 and also as the ‘Mike’ [middle]. And in a 3-4 teams think I can be a fit at both of the inside [linebacker] positions."

Lee said teams can only work out players at their colleges or within 30 miles of their hometowns. When a player visits an NFL team, it’s only for meetings and a physical, Lee said.

"I’m hoping for the best for me and for Navorro," added Lee, who will be home in Pittsburgh for the early stages of the NFL draft, which is held April 22-24.

"I think we’re both good football players and our best days are ahead of us."

http://blog.pennlive.com/bobflounders/2 ... aches.html (http://blog.pennlive.com/bobflounders/2010/04/penn_states_sean_lee_a_man_in_demand_as_nfl_draft_ approaches.html)

calmkiller
04-12-2010, 09:19 AM
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/ ... um=twitter (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/List-of-pre-draft-player-visits---4-12/573a6101-67ec-4fe8-815c-4936378b3c55?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)


Each NFL team is allowed to bring 30 prospects in for visits in advance of the 2010 Draft, which is scheduled for April 22-23-24.

The Steelers began the final full week before the draft with one scheduled visit, that coming with wide receiver Antonio Brown of Central Michigan.

Brown is 5-foot-10, 186-pounds, and he declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season of eligibility. In his three college seasons, Brown caught 310 passes for 3,198 yards, and he added another 2,602 yards on kickoff returns over the same time frame.

So far, the Steelers have had 29 players in for visits – seven wide receivers, six offensive linemen, five linebackers, three cornerbacks, three defensive lineman, three safeties, one running back and one tight end.

steelblood
04-12-2010, 01:44 PM
We've had 7 wide receivers in for visits most of which should go in the first 3 rounds. We've only had 3 (maybe 4 if you count Earl thomas) corners in. Even with Holmes gone, I'd have liked to see more corners come in.

Chadman
04-12-2010, 07:13 PM
NFL | Franks receiving interest
Comment (0)
Mon, 12 Apr 2010 15:45:49 -0700

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports University of Oklahoma CB Dominique Franks is receiving interest in the Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers.



Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0kvlDpvk0

calmkiller
04-12-2010, 07:27 PM
He won't be brought in though. We are at our 30 limit. Unless he somehow is a local visit.

NJ-STEELER
04-12-2010, 10:34 PM
IIRC

we seem to draft quite a few guys that weren't official visits in the last couple of years

PSU_dropout43
04-13-2010, 08:47 AM
The Steelers entertained their final two college prospects today, including their seventh wide receiver.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown of Central Michigan and defensive end Alex Carrington of Arkansas State brought the total player visits to the NFL limit of 30.

More wide receivers than any position visited; there were seven, including some of the top available talent at the position in the draft.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10102/10 ... z0kz3uRiC6 (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10102/1049824-100.stm#ixzz0kz3uRiC6)

SS Laser
04-13-2010, 04:10 PM
Steelers | Meeting with two prospects
Comment (0)
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:37:38 -0700

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Penn State LB Sean Lee and Texas Christian LB Jerry Hughes Tuesday, April 13

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0l0rA7rA1

Yes I know Sean Lee was posted but have not seen Jerry Huges reported?

RuthlessBurgher
04-13-2010, 06:46 PM
Steelers | Meeting with two prospects
Comment (0)
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:37:38 -0700

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Penn State LB Sean Lee and Texas Christian LB Jerry Hughes Tuesday, April 13

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0l0rA7rA1

Yes I know Sean Lee was posted but have not seen Jerry Huges reported?

I really like Jerry Hughes. I think he would be a perfect target if we were to move up to the early second round. He would give us a legit OLB to back up Harrison and Woodley (Andre Frazier and Patrick Bailey don't exactly do it for me...if we had Hughes, we wouldn't have to move Timmons outside if one of the starting OLB's got hurt), rotate in, and eventually replace Silverback in a few years.

Chadman
04-13-2010, 09:35 PM
NFL | Two teams showing interest in D. Richardson
Comment (0)
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:17:52 -0700

Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible, reports Iowa OL Dace Richardson is drawing interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons.

Lebsteel
04-14-2010, 12:12 AM
Steelers | Meeting with two prospects
Comment (0)
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:37:38 -0700

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Penn State LB Sean Lee and Texas Christian LB Jerry Hughes Tuesday, April 13

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0l0rA7rA1

Yes I know Sean Lee was posted but have not seen Jerry Huges reported?

I really like Jerry Hughes. I think he would be a perfect target if we were to move up to the early second round. He would give us a legit OLB to back up Harrison and Woodley (Andre Frazier and Patrick Bailey don't exactly do it for me...if we had Hughes, we wouldn't have to move Timmons outside if one of the starting OLB's got hurt), rotate in, and eventually replace Silverback in a few years.
I think Timmons may be the eventual replacement for Silverback and we possibly look at Sean Lee as Farrior's replacement. Lee was a team captain, is a great leader and has great football instincts, so he fits the mold that we would be looking for...

calmkiller
04-14-2010, 08:11 AM
Steelers | Meeting with two prospects
Comment (0)
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 12:37:38 -0700

Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Penn State LB Sean Lee and Texas Christian LB Jerry Hughes Tuesday, April 13

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz0l0rA7rA1

Yes I know Sean Lee was posted but have not seen Jerry Huges reported?

Is Jerry Huges from Pittsburgh originally? Because we are already at our 30 limit.....He would make 31. Unless someone on the 30 is counting as a local and I don't know about it. Any ideas anyone?

PSU_dropout43
04-14-2010, 04:06 PM
Rob Gronkowski.


In 2006, Rob Gronkowski moved to Pennsylvania, where he attended Woodland Hills High School as a senior.

RuthlessBurgher
04-14-2010, 04:15 PM
Rob Gronkowski.


In 2006, Rob Gronkowski moved to Pennsylvania, where he attended Woodland Hills High School as a senior.

Good catch. I was a bit confused by that visit, but now it makes more sense since it did not count toward our 30 anyway. I really like Gronkowski (I think he has Heath-like potential if he gets over his injury issues) but we would have to use our 2nd round pick to get him, and I doubt that they would do that.

NJ-STEELER
04-14-2010, 09:28 PM
dont they call staal 'gronk'

RuthlessBurgher
04-15-2010, 09:14 AM
dont they call staal 'gronk'

Yeah...I think it is a reference to comic books, though:

http://www.marveldirectory.com/pictures/individuals/g_1d/gronk.gif

SteelerSal
04-23-2010, 01:39 PM
OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa, 6'5" 315-( 1-23)
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma St, 6'2", 225-(1-24)
S Earl Thomas, Texas, 5'10", 208-( 1-14)
CB Kyle Wilson, Boise St, 5'10", 185-( 1-29)
OG Mike Iupati, Idaho,6'5", 330-( 1-17)
OC Maurkice Pouncey, 6'4", 307------>our pick-( 1-18)
WR Aurrelius "Rejus" Benn, Illinios, 6'1", 219
WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame, 5'10", 200
OT Roger Saffold, Indiana, 6'5", 313
DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas St, 6'5", 280
CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama, 5'10", 196
CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest, 6'0", 191
DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina, 6'4", 328
TE Ron Gronkowski, Arizona, 6'6", 258
OLB Koa Misi, Utah, 6'2", 246
S Darrell Stuckey, Kansas, 5'11", 204
WR Carlton Mitchel, South Florida, 6'3", 215
OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina, 6'1", 245
OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State, 6'0", 242
DE Mike Neal, Purdue, 6'3" 294
RB LaGarrett Blount, Oregon, 6'0", 238
DE Clifton Geathers, South Carolina, 6'7", 300
OG Jacques McClendon, Tennessee, 6'3", 324
OG Mike DeGeare, Wake Forest, 6'4", 325
CB Nolan Carroll, Maryland, 5'11", 205
OLB Albert McClellan, Marshall, 6'1", 250
OLB Adrian Tracy, William & Mary, 6'3", 249
WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan, 5'10", 186
WR Joe Webb, UAB, 6'3", 225
WR Emmanuel Sanders, SMU, 5'11", 181

RuthlessBurgher
04-23-2010, 04:22 PM
OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa, 6'5" 315-( 1-23)
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma St, 6'2", 225-(1-24)
S Earl Thomas, Texas, 5'10", 208-( 1-14)
CB Kyle Wilson, Boise St, 5'10", 185-( 1-29)
OG Mike Iupati, Idaho,6'5", 330-( 1-17)
OC Maurkice Pouncey, 6'4", 307------>our pick-( 1-18)
WR Aurrelius "Rejus" Benn, Illinios, 6'1", 219
WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame, 5'10", 200
OT Roger Saffold, Indiana, 6'5", 313
DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas St, 6'5", 280
CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama, 5'10", 196
CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest, 6'0", 191
DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina, 6'4", 328
TE Ron Gronkowski, Arizona, 6'6", 258
OLB Koa Misi, Utah, 6'2", 246
S Darrell Stuckey, Kansas, 5'11", 204
WR Carlton Mitchel, South Florida, 6'3", 215
OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina, 6'1", 245
OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State, 6'0", 242
DE Mike Neal, Purdue, 6'3" 294
RB LaGarrett Blount, Oregon, 6'0", 238
DE Clifton Geathers, South Carolina, 6'7", 300
OG Jacques McClendon, Tennessee, 6'3", 324
OG Mike DeGeare, Wake Forest, 6'4", 325
CB Nolan Carroll, Maryland, 5'11", 205
OLB Albert McClellan, Marshall, 6'1", 250
OLB Adrian Tracy, William & Mary, 6'3", 249
WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan, 5'10", 186
WR Joe Webb, UAB, 6'3", 225
WR Emmanuel Sanders, SMU, 5'11", 181

Kareem Jackson was (1-20)

hawaiiansteel
04-23-2010, 11:45 PM
OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa, 6'5" 315-( 1-23)
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma St, 6'2", 225-(1-24)
S Earl Thomas, Texas, 5'10", 208-( 1-14)
CB Kyle Wilson, Boise St, 5'10", 185-( 1-29)
OG Mike Iupati, Idaho,6'5", 330-( 1-17)
OC Maurkice Pouncey, 6'4", 307 our pick at 1(18)
WR Aurrelius "Rejus" Benn, Illinios, 6'1", 219
WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame, 5'10", 200
OT Roger Saffold, Indiana, 6'5", 313
DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas St, 6'5", 280
CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama, 5'10", 196
CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest, 6'0", 191
DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina, 6'4", 328
TE Ron Gronkowski, Arizona, 6'6", 258
OLB Koa Misi, Utah, 6'2", 246
S Darrell Stuckey, Kansas, 5'11", 204
WR Carlton Mitchel, South Florida, 6'3", 215
OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina, 6'1", 245
OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State, 6'0", 242
DE Mike Neal, Purdue, 6'3" 294
RB LaGarrett Blount, Oregon, 6'0", 238
DE Clifton Geathers, South Carolina, 6'7", 300
OG Jacques McClendon, Tennessee, 6'3", 324
OG Mike DeGeare, Wake Forest, 6'4", 325
CB Nolan Carroll, Maryland, 5'11", 205
OLB Albert McClellan, Marshall, 6'1", 250
OLB Adrian Tracy, William & Mary, 6'3", 249
WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan, 5'10", 186
WR Joe Webb, UAB, 6'3", 225
WR Emmanuel Sanders, SMU, 5'11", 181 our pick at 3(82)

calmkiller
04-26-2010, 12:33 PM
OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa, 6'5" 315-( 1-23)
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma St, 6'2", 225-(1-24)
S Earl Thomas, Texas, 5'10", 208-( 1-14)
CB Kyle Wilson, Boise St, 5'10", 185-( 1-29)
OG Mike Iupati, Idaho,6'5", 330-( 1-17)
OC Maurkice Pouncey, 6'4", 307
WR Aurrelius "Rejus" Benn, Illinios, 6'1", 219
WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame, 5'10", 200
OT Roger Saffold, Indiana, 6'5", 313
DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas St, 6'5", 280
CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama, 5'10", 196
CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest, 6'0", 191
DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina, 6'4", 328
TE Ron Gronkowski, Arizona, 6'6", 258
OLB Koa Misi, Utah, 6'2", 246
S Darrell Stuckey, Kansas, 5'11", 204
WR Carlton Mitchel, South Florida, 6'3", 215
OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina, 6'1", 245
OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State, 6'0", 242
DE Mike Neal, Purdue, 6'3" 294
RB LaGarrett Blount, Oregon, 6'0", 238
DE Clifton Geathers, South Carolina, 6'7", 300
OG Jacques McClendon, Tennessee, 6'3", 324
OG Mike DeGeare, Wake Forest, 6'4", 325
CB Nolan Carroll, Maryland, 5'11", 205
OLB Albert McClellan, Marshall, 6'1", 250
OLB Adrian Tracy, William & Mary, 6'3", 249
WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan, 5'10", 186
WR Joe Webb, UAB, 6'3", 225
WR Emmanuel Sanders, SMU, 5'11", 181