Northern Illinois corner Shawun Lurry has been invited to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ upcoming rookie minicamp, according to several reports.
— NIU Football (@NIU_Football) May 7, 2018
A three-year starter, Lurry picked off 14 passes over that span. That included a monster sophomore season in 2015, leading the FBS with nine interceptions. Last season, he picked off a pair and returned one for a touchdown, undercutting this bubble pass against Nebraska and taking it back the other way.
Unfortunately, a lack of size (5’8, 162 pounds) and aside from a solid 4.46 40, poor testing otherwise (30 inch vert, 9’8″ broad, 6.89 three cone) made those stats tough to transfer to the NFL.
Lurry is the 12th known player invited on a tryout basis to the team’s minicamp, which takes place May 11th through the 13th. Last year, there were 21 tryout players invited. Two were signed – ILB Matt Galambos and TE Phazahn Odom. You can see the full list of tryout players here.