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Pittsburgh Steelers scouting department heavily involved in Penn State Pro Day

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were in Happy Valley to watch the Penn State Pro Day.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Penn State Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to the keystone state, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heavily invested in the talent coming from the major universities in Pennsylvania. When Penn State University held their annual Pro Day, Steelers brass were in attendance to watch several prospects.

While Colbert and company were likely there to see the usual suspects, there was one lesser known player who caught their attention — and who they spent some time talking with.

According to Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst, the Steelers were intrigued by defensive lineman Curtis Cothran.

Curtis Cothran one of the most underrated defensive lineman in this year’s draft and a player we grade as draftable, had a dominant day.

Cothran measured 6047 and 283 pounds, completed 26 reps on the bench and posted a 29-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-11 broad jump. He then timed 4.85 in the 40 and 7.72 in the three-cone. Cothran spent extensive time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. He’s also taking an official visit to see the Pittsburgh Steelers and has been invited to local pro days for the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and New York Jets.

While likely not a huge priority in the upcoming NFL Draft, the Steelers have been closely monitoring several defensive linemen who will likely be available on Day 3 of the draft process. Cothran would certainly fit this mold, and the fact it is being reported he will make an official pre-draft visit to Pittsburgh should speak volumes.

Pitt’s Pro Day is Wednesday, and you can imagine how many Steelers coaches are in attendance there. Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on the scouting departement’s whereabouts, and prospects they may be targeting.