While Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert both busy attending the Missouri Pro Day on Thursday, offensive coordinator Todd Haley and offensive line coach Mike Munchak both stayed closer to home and took in the Penn State Pro Day.
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Haley is no doubt present in Happy Valley to watch tight end Jesse James while Munchak likely has his sights set on tackle Donovan Smith.
While James certainly has received a lot of press so far during the draft offseason, the same can’t be said for Smith, who elected to leave Penn State with a year of eligibility remaining. He made 31 career starts all at left tackle during his college career and figures to be drafted in the third or fourth round. At his Thursday Pro Day, Smith is reportedly down 10 pounds from his combine weight.
Like Smith, James also played in 31 games during his Penn State and decided to leave with a year of eligibility remaining. He recorded 78 catches for 1,005 yards and 11 touchdowns during his three years at Penn State. Many have James as being the third or fourth best tight end in this year’s draft class.