2023 NFL Draft

Steelers LBs Coach Aaron Curry Attends Tulane Pro Day

New Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Aaron Curry is in Tulane today for the Green Wave Pro Day. And his eyes are on LB Dorian Williams.

Curry, who replaced Brian Flores and Jerry Olsavsky, was spotted at the workout as Williams went through his drills.

Williams is one of Tulane’s top prospects, joining RB Tyjae Spears. At the NFL Combine, Williams weighed in at 6’1, 228 pounds and ran an outstanding 4.49 40. He also jumped 33.5 inches in the vert and 10”0″ in the broad. He improved upon his vert at today’s Pro Day, leaping 35 inches. Overall, it’s a strong athletic profile.

Williams was also productive in college, amassing 132 tackles (8.5 TFL), and showed pass rush chops with five sacks in 2022. He also picked off a pair of passes, broke up another seven, and forced two fumbles, giving him a colorful stat line. For his career, he racked up more than 300 tackles and 9.5 sacks.

In our pre-draft scouting profile, Jonathan Heitritter broke Williams down and praised him for his play speed and aggressive tackling mentality. He did note a lack of overall size and bulk and need to improve his mental processing. Overall, he comp’d him to linebacker Josh Bynes and gave Williams a 4th-round grade.

Williams stood out at this year’s Senior Bowl. Though he was hindered by an injury late in the week, he looked good the first two days of practice. Here’s one blurb of notes we had on him on Day Two.

“Tulane LB Dorian Williams was dominating the Oklahoma RB Eric Gray in backs on backers today. In three straight reps against Gray, Williams won every single one and it wasn’t remotely close. I didn’t see anything too notable on Williams in the 9-on-7 period other than getting buried by Alabama OL Emil Ekyor one of the reps. In team, Williams had a nice rep slipping underneath a block and two-hand touching the RB right around the line of scrimmage.”

Williams is projected to go in the fifth round of the draft, but he could hear his name anywhere on Day Three. The Steelers don’t have a fifth-round pick but he could be in consideration for Round Four. Pittsburgh has turned over its inside linebacker room. Robert Spillane, Myles Jack, and presumably Devin Bush have exited while Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts are entering. The team could still draft someone and Williams is a name to consider.

Check out our full profile on Williams below.



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