The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly bring at least one running back in for a pre-draft visit next month.
During his post pro-day media session, Ohio State running back Mike Weber announced that the Steelers are one of a few teams he’ has already scheduled a pre-draft visit with.
Weber, who rushed for 2,676 yards and 24 touchdowns on 455 total carries in the 38 games he played in at Ohio State, measured in at this year’s scouting combine at 5095, 211-pounds with 29 3/4-inch arms and 9 3/8-inch hands. He ran his 40-yard-dash in 4.47 seconds while in Indianapolis and did 22 reps on the bench in addition to posting a vertical jump of 33.5-inches.
Weber was used sparingly in the passing game at Ohio State as he caught 54 total passes for 297 yards and a touchdown during his college career.
During his pro day media interview, Weber said he spent time the past few months training in Miami with former Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell.
“It was cool, I was training with him the whole time I was down there the last few months,” said Weber of Bell. “Him and Dalvin Cook, good guys that are letting me know how the NFL is and what to expect and things like that.”
Weber is considered a later-round running back prospect in this year’s draft class with the potential of even going unselected. The Steelers already have running backs James Conner and Jaylen Samuels at the top of their 2019 depth chart after losing Bell via free agency. In short, the Steelers dont need to spend an early-round selection on another running back this year.
We’ll pass along the news of Weber’s pre-draft visit a few weeks from now if indeed it ultimately transpires.