Anyone who follows the draft coverage closely is familiar with Walterfootball.com. Recently, he floated a rumor in his Pro Day reporting section that the Steelers were considering Boise State DE/OLB Kamalei Correa for their first round pick.
Outside linebacker/defensive end Kamalei Correa also met with the Tennessee Titans yesterday and had dinner with the Pittsburgh Steelers last evening.
Correa competed in everything but the 40 and bench press today, touching 34 inches in the vertical jump (33 inches at the combine), 9-9 in the broad jump (9-0 even at the combine), then timing 4.15 seconds in the short shuttle and 6.78 seconds in the 3-cone. As mentioned weeks ago, Correa is getting late first-round consideration.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the teams considering Correa late in Round 1.
The belief from people at Boise State's pro day is the Steelers will take the best defensive back seven player (safety/cornerback/linebacker) when they are called to the clock in Round 1.
After last Sunday’s workout, I mentioned defensive end/outside linebacker Kamalei Correa as one of the Combine’s big winners and the prediction is becoming reality. Team executives have been comparing Correa to All-Pro Clay Matthews in style and substance. Both measure 6-3 and 240 pounds. Both have lined up at various defensive front seven spots in college and both play with a vicious attitude. In addition to a very good Combine workout, Correa is receiving high grades for his interviews. There’s now a belief the Boise State junior will land in the bottom half of the first round.