The 2019 Senior Bowl is in the books, but reports of players meeting with specific teams in pre-draft visits continues to grow. While college prospects now turn their attention to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, news continues to spill out of Mobile, Alabama of which teams met with specific prospects.
For the Pittsburgh Steelers, while many meetings are not reported, there have been several listed by WalterFootball.com. On top of meeting with a tight end prior to the game, it now looks like the Steelers have gone all defense in the most recent round of reported meetings.
Take a look at the prospects who reportedly have met with Pittsburgh, and a little information on each of them:
Isaiah Buggs, DT/NT, Alabama
Isaiah Buggs is a burly interior defensive lineman who plays on the edge for Alabama in their base packages on early downs. That role won’t suit his lack of athleticism well in the NFL, but Buggs is a power-playing, slow-burn pass rusher who can discard offensive linemen with his hands or run through them to the pocket as well. He’s a load when he brings it, capable of lining up all over the defensive front as a capable pass rusher and consistent point-of-attack threat against the run. Can Buggs ever be a high-impact player at the next level, especially without special traits?
John Cominsky, DE, University of Charleston
Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State
Oruwariye’s size, length, strength and ball skills make him an ideal fit as an outside zone/press corner. Complementing his impressive stature is a trust for his technique and outstanding processing skills. Oruwariye has the traits needed to matchup with “X” receivers in man coverage, making him a scheme-versatile defender. Oruwariye has the upside to start early in his career on the boundary and emerge as a productive playmaker with his ability to make game-changing plays on the football.
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