The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 pre draft visits are in high gear now and Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter on Tuesday that University of Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead is in today for his pre draft visit. The Steelers look to have legitimate interest in Pead as he was also one of the sixty players they met with at the NFL combine back in late February.
Pead measured in at that combine at 5097 and weighed 197 pounds. He has 31 inch arms to go along with 8 5/8 inch hands. He ran an unofficial 40 yard dash time of 4.47 seconds and had a 33 inch vertical jump to go along with a 09\’08” broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.32 seconds and his 3 cone time was 6.95 seconds.
Pead rushed for 1259 yards his senior season for the Bearcats on 237 carries. He also had 12 rushing touchdowns. He chipped in another 319 yards on 39 receptions with 3 of those being touchdowns. His career rushing numbers for Cincinnati were 545 rushes for 3,288 yards to go along with 27 touchdowns.
Pead is not regarded as one of the best runners between the tackles and is better used out in space. He looks to be more of a change of pace and third down running back initially at the next level.