Steelers early round draft targets after their adventurous country wide Pro Day tour
Every year around this point of the offseason, colleges will host pro days for their NFL-hopeful athletes. Each one will go through different drills to display their physical attributes to every NFL scout and coach in attendance. The Steelers are always going on tour to different college campuses as they search for the next great player on their roster.
Normally, people hunting at pro days are not the final nail in the coffin when it comes to a certain team drafting another player. Tons of meetings and evaluations are already done before this, but Pittsburgh runs its ship a little differently than others. The black and gold normally like to be at different pro days of prospects that they covet highly before selecting them when the draft comes around.
A big presence at Michigan's pro day could show Steelers interest
Getting younger and adding some bigger presences across the defensive line is something that the Steelers have yet to accomplish. They re-signed Larry Ogunjobi, but the depth behind him and Cam Heyward is scarce. Trying to find reasonable depth at the position besides DeMarvin Leal needs to be a priority in the draft. Picking a player to take over a depth spot and the nose tackle role should be a priority.
Mike Tomlin and Omar Khan were both at the Michigan pro day. There are a lot of NFL hopefuls working out with the amount of talent that Michigan produces as a program. Mazi Smith is the name to watch here as the defensive tackle has a big upside to his game. He is not a finished product, but he should be able to continue his growth at the NFL level.