These 5 NFL combine participants would be perfect fits for the Steelers

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1) EDGE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa

I'm not saying Lukas Van Ness is going to be the next T.J. Watt, but there are many similarities between the two coming out of college. Van Ness (6-5, 272) is a little bigger than Watt was coming out (6-4, 252), but not quite as athletic.

He's not far off though, as Van Ness' Combine numbers compared to Watt's are relatively close: 40-yard dash (Van Ness 4.58, Watt 4.69), 10-yard split (Van Ness 1.64, Watt 1.61), Vertical Jump (Van Ness 31 inches, Watt 37 inches), Broad Jump (Van Ness 9'10", Watt 10'8"), 3-Cone (Van Ness 7.02, Watt 6.79), 20-yard shuttle (Van Ness 4.32, Watt 4.13) and Bench Press (Van Ness 17, Watt 21).

Van Ness, a redshirt sophomore, never started a game at Iowa, while Watt didn't start until he was a redshirt junior, his final season at Wisconsin. Perhaps Van Ness should have stayed in school for one more year at least, but then again, if he is drafted by the Steelers he'll learn from the best. He'll also provide quality reserve play either on the edge or inside, and contribute on special teams as a rookie.

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