The defensive backs at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine are holding their media seasons on Friday and already two of them have admitted to having meetings with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to reports on Twitter. Those two players are Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson and Mississippi State cornerback Cameron Dantzler.
Johnson, who measured in at the combine in Indianapolis at 5117, 193-pounds, had 102 total tackles during his college career at Utah to go along with seven interceptions and 21 total passes defensed in 38 total games played in. An underclassman this year after declaring for the draft back in January, Johnson earned All-American honors this past season, being named to the Walter Camp All-American Second Team. He also earned First Team All Pac-12 and All Pac-12 Academic honors each of the past two seasons.
Johnson said Friday he will need to undergo labrum surgery next week after participating in the combine.
Dantzler, on the other hand, measured in at the scouting combine on Thursday at 6022, 188-pounds. During his college career at Mississippi State, Dantzler registered 108 total tackles, five interceptions and 20 total passes defensed in the 35 games that he played in.
Dantzler decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and entered the 2020 NFL Draft back in December. He was voted All-SEC second-team as a sophomore in 2018.
It’s unclear right now if Johnson and Dantzer had formal or informal interviews with the Steelers.
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