To some, the thought of the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is almost gut-wrenching. Some say he isn’t accurate enough and doesn’t have what it takes to be an NFL quarterback. Others suggest he would be better suited for wide receiver as a professional.
On the other side of the fence are fans who see a ridiculous athlete who could help make plays at the quarterback position, and sitting behind Ben Roethlisberger would do him good and help build a bridge at the quarterback position for the future.
Either way you see Jackson as a prospect, the Steelers were doing their homework on the Heisman Trophy winner, and other athletes, at the Louisville Pro Day. Jackson, and company, got the royal treatment with Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert in attendance to watch the workout.
31 teams @UofLFootball Pro Day including Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Steelers HC Mike Tomlin, Steelers OC Randy Fichtner, Titans GM Jon Robinson, Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio and Chargers OC Ken Whisenhunt.— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) March 29, 2018
Jackson, like most athletes performing at their pro day, reportedly had a good workout, but he wasn’t the only player the Steelers were watching.
Jaire Alexander spoke with media, and mentioned Mike Tomlin putting him through drills and coaching him up throughout the workout.
Check out the interview below:
Jaire Alexander... never a dull interview. pic.twitter.com/fsFja5Xlr5— Lyndsey Gough (@LGonTV) March 29, 2018
Other Pro Day news:
The team had representatives at James Madison University to check out safety Jordan Brown.
Stock for JMU safety Jordan Brown seems to be rising ahead of next month’s NFL Draft. He met with the Chargers privately after the Dukes’ pro day. Colts, Eagles, Steelers and Ravens also showing interest.— Greg Madia (@Madia_DNRSports) March 29, 2018
Steelers were also checking out a tight end prospect named Jordan Akins from UCF.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on the Steelers’ Pro Day adventures and everything else surrounding the black-and-gold.