The Pittsburgh Steelers are now finished hosting prospects for pre-draft visits this year and while we still likely don’t know a few of the players who came in during the month of April due to the team not announcing them, perhaps we learned of a new name Tuesday morning.
According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, former Alabama safety Ronnie Harrison had private meetings and workouts with several teams the last several weeks and the Steelers were reportedly one of them.
Alabama S Ronnie Harrison (No. 38 prospect on @MoveTheSticks' Top 50) had private meetings/workouts with PIT, NYG, DET, TEN, JAX, MIN, CIN, CAR, SEA, HOU, NE, and PHI. Versatile player who should go Round 2.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 17, 2018
Garafolo does not specify so it’s hard to know for sure if Harrison’s contact with the Steelers was just a pre pro-day dinner with the team or something more such as a visit to Pittsburgh. The Steelers, as we reported in early March, sent a large contingent to the Alabama pro-day this year and had dinner with several players the night before.
Harrison, who measured in at the combine at 6-2, 207-pounds and with 33 3/8-inch arms, said while in Indianapolis that he had a formal meeting scheduled with the Steelers.
In his three seasons at Alabama, Harrison recorded 177 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. He also registered 7 interceptions and 17 total pass breakups in 44 career games. He considers himself a versatile safety.
“Right now I’ve just been getting the question of which one I’m uncomfortable with,” Harrison said at the combine. “I’m comfortable playing either one. A lot of the times they’re looking at me at strong safety though.”
Ahead of this year’s draft, Harrison is considered a second-round prospect.