The Pittsburgh Steelers made it to the AFC Championship game this past season, and although they were unable to defeat the New England Patriots, it also meant the team was behind on the majority of their scouting.
The Steelers scouts were in Mobile, AL for the annual Senior Bowl, but G.M. Kevin Colbert and company were later than most getting to the event. Nonetheless, when they arrived they met with several players who could be on the team’s draft radar this spring.
As already reported, the team met with Tennessee CB Cameron Sutton and North Carolina WR Ryan Switzer at the All-Star game, but the team also met with a pair of defensive players while spending time in Alabama.
According to Jon Ledyard, contributor to InsidethePylon.com and Scout.com, the Steelers also met with Derek Rivers, EDGE rusher from Youngstown state, and Isaac Rochell, DE/DT from Notre Dame.
@themicknartin Sutton, Switzer, Rivers, and Rochell are the meetings I've scooped.— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) February 10, 2017
The Steelers have been looking hard on the defensive side of the football, and rightfully so. The team will need to fill voids at positions like defensive end, outside linebacker/ EDGE rusher, cornerback, inside linebacker and possibly safety.
Both of these players, Rivers and Rochell, have characteristics which would be appealing to the Steelers when the NFL Draft rolls around.
Below are film breakdowns of the players: