The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Washington outside linebacker Travis Feeney in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
He weighed in at 6’3/5, 230 pounds at the Combine. He ran a blazing 4.5 flat, jumped 40 inches in the vert, and 10’10” in the broad.
In 2015, he racked up 17.5 TFL and 8 sacks, the latter figure making up more than half of his career total. He’s a two year starter and was named a team captain for the Huskies last season.
He should add competition at inside linebacker as the team still looks to fill out depth after losing Sean Spence and Terence Garvin. The Steelers only added Steven Johnson on special teams. With Feeney’s athleticism, he should be an asset covering kicks and punts. He has a very lean frame though and must get stronger.
This is what I wrote about him during the Combine.
“Travis Feeney ran well, a 4.5 flat, but has a Gumby body. Tall, thin lower half. He sure did jump out of the gym but he’ll have to be a WILL, playing in space.”
Look for a scouting report on him in the coming days.
UPDATE: Joey Porter is in to talk about Feeney. Sounds like he’s going to play outside linebacker.