Robert Morris defensive end A.J. Holderman hasn’t been reported as having had a pre draft visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but being as he is local area player, there’s a good chance he’s been by the team facility over the course of the last few weeks to talk to a few people.
Holderman, who is listed at 6’3″, 240 pounds, would more than likely be converted to outside linebacker should he wind up catching on with the Steelers. In a recent interview with college2pro.com, Holderman said he believes the Steelers defense is one that may suit his style of play the best.
In 2013, Holderman, who served as a team captain, led Robert Morris in sacks (7) and tackles-for-loss (14.5). He also finished fifth on the team in tackles with 51.
At the Kent State Pro Day, Holderman said he ran 4.81 40-yard dash time to go along with a 4.38 short shuttle time. He did 30 reps of 225 pounds on the bench and registered a 30 inch vertical jump.
Holderman is likely to go undrafted next month and if that’s the case, he is a prime candidate to signed by the Steelers as a free agent.