Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t expected to draft an offensive lineman this year it doesn’t mean that they won’t be actively scouting the position while in Indianapolis for the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.
On Thursday, Florida State tackle Roderick Johnson talked to the media and indicated he has had an informal meeting with the Steelers.
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Johnson apparently surprised a lot of people on Wednesday when he weighed in at 297 pounds being as he is 6’7″. The 2016 All-ACC First Team selection and ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner is currently expected to be selected sometime during the second day of the draft.
As for Johnson having an informal meeting with the Steelers, it probably means that he either met with offensive line coach Mike Munchak or a few of the team’s scouts. To be quite honest, the Steelers will likely have informal meetings with countless players while in Indianapolis and a large selection of them will go unreported.
The informal meeting aren’t expected to count against the 60 official player interviews the Steelers are allotted while in Indianapolis.