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2019 NFL Draft: Penn State RB Miles Sanders ‘would love to play for Mike Tomlin’

If Pittsburgh are looking to draft a running back this year, Miles Sanders would love to be a Steeler

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers might not be giving too much serious consideration to selecting a running back in the 2019 NFL Draft, but if they are, Woodland Hills product Miles Sanders has a suggestion on who they should pick.

When speaking to reporters during his media availability on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Penn State running back made it clear he would love to be drafted by his hometown team. As reported by Joe Rutter of TribLive.

“I would love to play for Mike Tomlin. I asked certain people on the Steelers staff how he is, they said he’s a cool dude, laid back. I know a lot of Pitt players who run into him at the facility. I’d be honored to play for the Steelers.”

Ranked as high as the No.6 running back on some draft boards and rarely outside the top 10, Sanders left Penn State as a Junior with just one season as a starter on his resume. After sitting behind Saquon Barkley in his first two seasons, he would rush for 1,274 yards on 220 carries last year and is projected to go in the middle rounds of the draft.

A confirmed Steelers fan, Sanders would be eligible for a visit to team facilities in Pittsburgh as a local prospect this offseason and would not count as one of the Steelers’ official 30-vists. However, he acknowledged to reporters on Thursday that he had not set anything up with Pittsburgh as of yet and did not know the date of the event.