The Pittsburgh Steelers will meet with a lot of players between now and the end of the NFL Scouting Combine, and we will do our best to cover as many as are reported. Nonetheless, the team doesn’t have to release who they meet with, most journalists develop a list based solely on players who talk about who they’ve met with.
In fact, if there are 15 names released of meeting with the Steelers at the combine, you could probably double that number, or more, in regards to how many meetings they actually held during the week in Indianapolis.
After Texas running back D’Onta Foreman admitted to meeting with the Steelers, it was also reported, by Jon Ledyard from InsidethePylon.com, that Clemson running back Wayne Gallman also met with the Steelers’ coaches.
Wayne Gallman said he met with the Steelers already "Meeting went well. I love their running backs coach, man. That's a great program."— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) March 2, 2017
The Steelers are looking hard at running backs, and rightfully so. After Le’Veon Bell, they don’t have much in regards to depth. Nonetheless, for a better picture of what kind of prospect Gallman is, take a look at his NFL Draft Profile to get a grasp on his strengths and weaknesses.
Has quality burst through line of scrimmage to rip through arm tackles and attack the second level. Runs with plus effort every time he touches the ball. Keeps feet grinding through second level contact. Uses shoulders as legitimate weapons of force against would-be tacklers. Creates additional yards through functional wiggle. Good outside-in cuts to defeat contain. Angular runner with build-up speed to win a race around the edge. Hard charging. Trusted option on fourth and short situations. Decisive in the red zone and brings some attitude with him. Finished with 28 rushing touchdowns over last two seasons. Strong second effort near the goal line when his initial charge is stopped. Will offer some help as pass catcher.
Leggy, long-strider. Unable to make sharp, sudden cuts in tight quarters. Extended gear down could cause NFL holes to close on him. Vision becomes restricted when running between tackles. Gives away three sure yards searching along riskier lanes. Lacks finesse in his game. Has bull in china shop running style between tackles. Upright in approach to line of scrimmage. Will allow tacklers under his pads too often. Gets impatient and won't always keep the track behind lead blocker. Below average balance. Can be upended by shoe-string attempts. Not ready for NFL pass protection duties yet.