In the NFL, you are allowed to host 30 NFL Draft prospects at your team facility for workouts and interviews leading up to the draft, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly started this yearly process, per Walter Football, with the 2017 NFL Draft just weeks away.
The team will be hosting two players for their first pre-draft meetings, and we will highlight those players below:
Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio State
McMillan, like fellow Buckeye Ryan Shazier, is known for his athleticism and speed at the linebacker position. The thought of McMillan and Shazier next to one another on the interior of the defense is a ridiculous amount of speed and athleticism on the field which would thrive in the team’s new defensive philosophy which is anchored by sub packages, and not the standard 3-4 defense.
The next question which arises when discussing McMillan is whether he is a first round pick, or a Day 2 selection. Either way, will the Steelers spend an early pick on an inside linebacker? Time will tell.
Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
Godwin is a player who has impressed this offseason both at the NFL Scouting Combine as well as at Penn State’s Pro Day. Todd Haley was on hand for that pro day, but even though Godwin certainly has some serious skill, the Steelers taking wide receiver high in the draft seems unlikely, with other more pressing needs above the receiver position.
Nonetheless, Godwin would be a great complimentary player for the black and gold, if he were to fall to them in the later rounds, but the fact remains the Steelers should be looking at the defensive side of the ball at least in the first two rounds to help solidify that side of the football heading into the 2017 regular season.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news on the team’s pre-draft meetings, and any other news surrounding the black and gold.