Steelers Pro Day visits led by Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris (22) (Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris (22) (Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Najee Harris #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /

Steelers eye some big-school prospects

Flipping back to the defense, DL coach Karl Dunbar got the chance to travel into Florida’s panhandle with Colbert & Tomlin to view DT Marvin Wilson, EDGE Joshua Kaindoh, and EDGE Janarius Robinson at Florida State. Wilson has been a common name among the better DTs in the draft, Kaindoh and Robinson rank more in the athletic phenoms for their position rather than on-field play. With Bud Dupree’s departure to the Tennessee Titans, depth is required and they each have potential with measurables that lie in the profile of what Pittsburgh desires.

Remember, this trip seemed to become a luxury for Colbert and Tomlin. Ending their time in the south, they topped it off with the most illustrious of them all, the University of Alabama. Accompanied with Canada once again, the first-round talent is unreal on the offensive side.

Undoubtedly, Pittsburgh will be out of range for who’s available in the WR department; however, QB Mac Jones, RB Najee Harris, C Landon Dickerson, and OT Alex Leatherwood are each in play for what the Steelers could do on day one and two.

Jones, a quarterback with a traditional play style that increased his stock into a top-five QB of this class, was greatly aided by the combo of Dickerson and Leatherwood that stand like mammoths at 6’6 and 300+ lbs. Dickerson, the winner of the Remington Trophy (nation’s best center) and leader of this OL, is sound in nearly everything he does on the field but could potentially have a career riddled by injury. As for Leatherwood, his athletic ability is one to covet, but a question of strength could pull him inside as a guard early in his NFL journey, where he has the experience.

Finally, the goldmine name of them all, despite ideological differences on what the Steelers should do at 24, the fan dream pick of Pittsburgh, RB Najee Harris. By natural talent, he’s head and shoulders better than any other player at his position and proved it every week.

The work ethic of a player might be just as important as what he accomplishes on the field, however, the biggest knock against him could be how durable Harris will be in the league considering the number of touches he got in college.

A pick that couldn’t go wrong, the RB position is screaming for help in Pittsburgh would be of no worry for the next three years at least.