National Football Post and TheSidelineView.com writer Lance Zierlein was in attendance at Texas A&M's Pro Day Friday, and buried behind his disappointment in Damontre Moore and positive feelings of likely top pick Luke Joeckel was a tidbit about former Steelers quarterback Jerrod Johnson.
Zierlein wrote Johnson "was throwing to wideouts and running backs during the pro day and the zip on his passes was noticeable. Johnson suffered a shoulder injury while in college that took awhile for him to recover from, but Johnson's arm strength and accuracy looked pretty solid to my eyes."
The Steelers released Johnson on cut-down day in 2012, electing to proceed with Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch to back-up starter Ben Roethlisberger.
Johnson signed with the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions in 2012, appearing in one game. He was 0-for-2 with an interception in replacement of Josh Johnson, another former NFL quarterback. The league suspended operations later that season.
Larry Zierlein, former Steelers offensive line coach and Lance's father, was the offensive line coach of the Mountain Lions.