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The Steelers are likely looking long and hard at the defensive line and linebacker prospects who were on-hand in workouts at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday.
Jordan solidified himself as a top 10 target, having run an official 4.60 in the 40-yard dash, showing impressive speed for a man his size. He also had a broad jump of 122 inches; he was among the leaders in both drills. While there was a lingering hope he'd fall to 17 considering the shoulder surgery he's scheduled to undergo, but teams are going to wait for a pass-rushing athlete like him.
They just won't wait very long in the draft.
Te'o, likely the most watched player at the Combine, posted a 4.82 40 time, which is disappointing, but shouldn't come as a surprise. He's not a long field speed guy. The plays he made at Notre Dame were more of the anticipatory sort, and no one ever said he's an elite-level athlete. His 40 time merely confirmed what's fairly obvious on tape, but it doesn't speak for his instincts or quickness.
Still his overall body of work won't justify him being the 17th pick in the draft, and barring a trade-down scenario (or a trade-up in the second round), it's highly unlikely the Steelers will draft him.
Ezekiel Ansah, another player mentioned here as a possible target, but odds of that diminished with an impressive overall workout. The main knock on Ansah is his conditioning and technique, but his size and speed combination simply cannot be taught. It's a question of whether a team wants to put the work in to have him continue to develop.
He's as big a boom-or-bust prospect as there is in the draft.
Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore probably cost himself a few million, benching 225 just 11 times.
The defensive backs are up Tuesday, bringing to a conclusion the 2013 NFL Combine.