Bit of draft news to pass along in between all this talk now that Ladarius Green has officially signed.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been spotted at two Pro Days today: Oregon and Marshall.
DeForest Buckner is the top prospect at either of those two places but is extremely unlikely to fall to Pittsburgh in the first round. More likely, the team was looking at OT Tyler Johnstone, QB Vernon Adams, and WR Bralon Addison.
The Steelers reportedly met with Adams at the Combine and continue to show heavy interest in mobile quarterbacks, sending QBs coach Randy Fichtner to watch Dak Prescott at Mississippi St. Adams, a transfer from Eastern Washington, isn’t even 5’11, but threw for over 2600 yards while completing more than 64% of his passes this year.
Johnstone tore his ACL in 2013 and 2014 but managed to come back for his senior year. He was also invited to the Combine. He started all 13 games at left tackle for the Ducks this season.
Addison weighed in at 5’9/7, 197 pounds, and ran a 4.66 40. He jumped 34.5 inches in the vertical at Indianapolis.
Marshall has very few notable prospects. Only one player currently has a draftable grade according to NFL Draft Scout, running back Devon Johnson. However, he dealt with a back injury that cost him to miss significant time this year.
He’s a big back, weighing in at 6’0/5 253 at this year’s Shrine Game. He did not register on the box score during the game.