Several key pro days are taking place on Thursday. Headlining the pro days are Ohio State, Stanford and Notre Dame and early reports are surfacing that Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin are present at the first of the three, according to Ryan Donnelly of Landof10.com and has since been confirmed by Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network.
Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin have arrived at Ohio State’s pro day.
— Ryan Donnelly (@L10Ryan) March 22, 2018
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) March 22, 2018
The Steelers having a heavy presence at the Ohio State pro day is certainly not new as they are generally heavy represented at the annual event. However, with the Stanford pro day also happening today, I think it’s now safe to say that neither Colbert nor Tomlin will be on hand to watch and talk to safety Justin Reid, a top-rated player in this year’s draft class at his position. It’s worth noting, however, that Reid said recently he has a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Steelers.
As for the the Ohio State pro day on Wednesday, a lot of NFL personnel eyes will likely be on cornerback Denzel Ward, edge-rusher Sam Hubbard, linebacker Jerome Baker and center Billy Price. In total, Ohio State had 11 players who were invited to this year’s scouting combine.
Also participating in Thursday’s pro day are J.T. Barrett, Marcus Baugh, Trevon Forte, Elijaah Goins, Michael Hill, Jalyn Holmes, Jamarco Jones, Tyquan Lewis, Nick Seme, Erick Smith, Tracy Sprinkle, Zach Turnure, Damon Webb, and Chris Worley.
Current Chicago Bears cornerback Doran Grant is that last former Ohio State player the Steelers drafted and that was in 2015. The Steelers have drafted eight players who played at Ohio State since Colbert joined the team in 2000.