He is one of the most polarizing players in this year’s draft. And the Pittsburgh Steelers are showing interest in him.
Rotoworld’s Josh Norris says the team is either visiting or working out BYU’s Bronson Kaufusi. Pittsburgh is one of eight teams on his itinerary.
Lots of buzz around BYU DL Bronson Kaufusi (6'7/285 lbs, 82nd SPARQ%).
He is visiting/working out for DEN, GB, NYJ, ATL, IND, BUF, PIT & NE
— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 6, 2016
As he points out, Kaufusi is one of the biggest defensive ends in this year’s class. In addition to his 6’7, 285 pound frame, he has 34 1/2 inch arms and ran an impressive 4.87 at the Combine. He was invited to the Senior Bowl after a strong senior season, racking up 11 sacks and 20 tackles for loss.
His position in Pittsburgh, and maybe for any team, is a bit undefined. Similar to Carl Nassib, he’s someone that would likely be put into a variety of roles. A little bit of base end, rush end in sub-package, stand up as an outside linebacker.
Should he be coming in for an official visit, we’ll let you know and update our list. It marks the second defensive linemen Pittsburgh has shown interest in this week. They also brought in Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson for an official visit.