The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to make their rounds and we continue to track it. They were spotted at Eastern Michigan’s Pro Day, according to this tweet by Aaron Wilson.
Eastern Michigan linebacker Great Ibe ran 4.7, did well in drills, teams attending: Lions, Chiefs, Raiders, Steelers, Sasketchewan, Ottawa
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 18, 2016
As Wilson notes, Ibe was the main attraction and is the top listed athlete from the school, according to NFL Draft Scout. As a three year starter for the Eagles, Ibe was always around the ball over the final two, racking up 264 total tackles. 21.5 of those went for a loss and in 2015, he forced three fumbles.
And yes, “Great” is part of his birth name, though it’s his middle, his full name being Kelechukwu Great Ibe. He transferred from NAIA Concordia in 2012, sitting out that year. He wasn’t the prized transfer though. He chose to walk onto the school and start from scratch, quickly earning a role and becoming one of the best players on the field. This great feature piece by the Detroit News explains his story.
Still, Ibe figures to be a a priority free agent instead of a draftable candidate.