Florida running back Matt Jones, projected third-round to fourth-rounder, had dinner with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, GM Kevin Colbert— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) April 7, 2015
The Pittsburgh Steelers are having dinner with plenty of 2015 NFL Draft prospects, but almost all have been of the cornerback or wide receiver variety. Per Aaron Wilson, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin met with Florida RB Matt Jones recently.
Jones is a bigger back, standing at 6-feet 2-inches and weighing 235 pounds, and showed decent speed at both the NFL Scouting Combine as well as Florida's pro day. Jones was clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.5 seconds, and although that isn't a blazing time, as Dri Archer showed fans in 2014, players are more than just a time on a stop watch.
The Steelers need some form of reinforcements at the running back position as their depth chart is certainly lacking depth. After Le'Veon Bell, newly acquired DeAngelo Williams will be the primary backup, but after Williams it is far from certain who will be next on the depth chart. Dri Archer is on the roster as a RB/WR but seems to be more fit for WR than RB in the NFL, and Josh Harris spelled Bell in 2014 after his knee injury.
Experts are predicting Jones to be a mid-round draft choice, and the Steelers organization is taking a look to see if he may be worth a draft pick come early May.