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Steelers OC Randy Fichtner heads back to his old stomping grounds for Memphis Pro Day

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The Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive coordinator was back at Memphis to watch the team’s Pro Day.

Before Randy Fichtner worked in the NFL, he was the offensive coordinator at the University of Memphis. It was there where he called plays for the likes of DeAngelo Williams, and others, which propelled his career into the professional ranks.

When Memphis was having their annual Pro Day, Fitchtner was back at his old stomping grounds checking out the talent.

This per Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst:

Offensive coordinators from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions joined receivers coaches from the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants for Memphis’ pro day.

So, who might Fichtner, and others, be watching? According to Pauline they had their eyes on some offensive talent. Mainly wide receiver Anthony Miller, and quarterback Riley Furgeson.

Here is what was said about these prospects, and their workouts:

There are a number of quick times being passed around for Anthony Miller. I’m told he ran in the low 4.6s into the wind and in the low 4.5s with the wind. The average will be in the mid 4.5s.

Miller was smooth moving about the field during drills but was double catching a lot of throws and needs to clean up his route running. He was unable to finish position drills due to what seemed like a calf cramp. Medical teams worked on Miller on the ground for a while before he was taken to the side.

Here is what was said about Furgeson and his workout:

Quarterback Riley Ferguson looked very good throwing the ball. Ferguson participated at the Shrine Game and threw during the combine but onlookers said this was his best showing of the three, as his passes were sharp and accurate.

Ferguson heads towards the draft as a late-round pick.

While the Steelers continue to host pre-draft visitors, their coaching staff and scouting department continue to go out and do work on some of these potential late round picks and/or priority free agents.

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