The names of the players the Pittsburgh Steelers have met with at the NFL Scouting Combine have been difficult to uncover through the first few days of the event, but it would appear that we finally have one to report in running back Justice Hill of Oklahoma State.
As per Steelers beat reporter Jim Wexell, Hill met with Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert on Thursday night in Indianapolis. A meeting also confirmed by Oklahoma State blog Boone Pickens State.
A sit down with both Tomlin and Colbert implies the meeting was one of the 60 official formal interviews the Steelers are allowed at the combine.
Pittsburgh should already have a good idea about the skills Hill could bring to the Steelers having already extensively scouted and drafted two of his former teammates last year in wide receiver James Washington and quarterback Mason Rudolph. However, projected to be a second or third round draft pick by most expects at this stage in the process, he would have to be drafted higher than the Steelers needs in 2019 might dictate.
His scouting report from Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network suggests a player who could be in high demand on Day 2 of the draft.
“Justice Hill projects as a potential feature rusher at the NFL level. Hill illustrates high end lateral quickness and cut ability, plus a diverse attack in the open field to put defenders in a bind. Hill needs to cut down on the greedy plays, he’s guilty of overworking his cuts and would be well served to make one cut on the second level and work for gained yardage. Hill will not find much success pushing the pile but teams featuring a lot of inside/outside zone concepts would feature him most effectively.”