Whenever the Steelers get kicked out of contention each year, the start of offseason coverage begins. The fun speculation about which free agents and NFL Draft prospects could become Steelers runs rampant. The pre-draft process kicks off with a bang with back-to-back All-Star events which happened this past weekend.
The East-West Shrine game was on Friday and that normally highlights prospects that will likely be day three prospects. The biggest event by far is the Senior Bowl, which took place this past Saturday. It was a game that saw the offenses struggle and the defenses get acknowledged. There were a lot of disappointing offensive performances, but a couple of the players did put on a show.
Keep an eye on some of these players that make the list here as the Steelers and other NFL teams took notice. Not every prospect will make sense for Pittsburgh to take in the upcoming draft, but they could be too good of a value to pass on. The Steelers were active during the Senior Bowl and these players stood out on offense enough to stick on their radar.
Dylan Laube had a great week at the Senior Bowl to raise his stock
It seems like every year there are a couple of players that emerge out of nowhere. Many of these players that emerge seem to come from smaller programs in the college ranks. This year it was none other than Dylan Laube. The New Hampshire running back had a tremendous week of practices at the Senior Bowl and capped it off with a strong performance in the game.
Many have started to compare Laube to Danny Woodhead. Smaller backs that are able to do plenty of things like catch and run the ball. Laube had his draft stock rise this week and was one of the best running backs there. The Steelers probably don't need to draft a running back this year, but Laube would upgrade their third spot on the depth chart.