There is no secret about the Pittsburgh Steelers affection for the Ohio State University. The team has used the school as a variable minor league system for the past decade or so, drafting a number of top draft picks from the Buckeyes. With that being said, it should come as a shock to no one that Mike Tomlin and the Steelers staff were in attendance at the Ohio State Pro Day to scout some of the best talent in NCAA football.
Coming off a trip to Clemson for their Pro Day, the Steelers reportedly had a more formal sit down meeting with offensive tackle Taylor Decker while they were on campus.
The Steelers will likely be looking for a tackle in the upcoming draft, especially with the team not sure of Kelvin Beachum's future with the organization. They were rumored to have offered him a one-year contract, but other teams, like the Baltimore Ravens, have shown interest in the starting left tackle.
Decker is slotted to be a late first round, or early second round talent, and his pedigree is certainly one of the NFL caliber. The Steelers likely won't look at an offensive tackle in the first round, not with their many glaring needs on the defensive side of the ball, but these more personal meetings and interviews shine a light on the prospects they like, as well as positions they covet out of the upcoming NFL Draft.