While the college pro day schedule began on March 5, the eyes of the NFL world has been firmly fixed on free agency over the past week or so, but that does not mean the Pittsburgh Steelers have been missing out on these events going on around the country. And with some of the bigger schools holding their pro days in the past few days, Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin are already on the road making their annual visits to schools like Michigan and Clemson.
When Wisconsin opened their doors to the NFL for their pro day on Wednesday, Steelers offensive line assistant coach Adrian Klemm was spotted on the sidelines, getting to known University of Wisconsin-Whitewater center Nate Trewyn and also Wisconsin guard Michael Deiter.
On Thursday it was the turn of Clemson to hold their pro day and the National Champions were graced by the presence of both Tomlin and Colbert, as well as linebackers coach Jerry Olsavsky and defensive line coach Karl Dunbar.
97 NFL and CFL scouts at #Clemson Pro Day, including 3 HC’s: Mike Tomlin from the #Steelers, Mike Vrabel from #Titans and new #Bengals HC Zac Taylor. Full recap on @foxcarolinanews pic.twitter.com/zZAGOqfvnE— Aaron Cheslock (@AaronCheslock) March 14, 2019
From there, the four men headed over to Michigan for their pro day event on Friday, but not before taking edge rusher Chase Winovich out to dinner the night before.
Great to meet Chase at dinner the night before the UM proday. Great Pittsburgher!!! pic.twitter.com/9osgfw0AGS— Dan Rooney (@danrooney9) March 14, 2019
And then getting a close up look a Devin Bush the next day with Olsavsky running his workout.
#Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and #Packers GM Brian Gutekunst hand-timing 40s here at Michigan pro day. #Lions GM Bob Quinn here as well. Pittsburgh has a big contingent here that includes Mike Tomlin and Teryl Austin. pic.twitter.com/MzHemGmxR6— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2019
With multiple events happening all across the country on the same day, it would appear that Pittsburgh also had a representative on hand for Oklahoma’s pro day on Friday, with Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst noting the Steelers were showing interest in offensive line prospect Cody Ford. As per Pauline.
“Cody Ford is getting a lot of love from teams and is presently a hot name on the offensive line. The day before the workout, Ford had dinner with the New York Giants, who will look to upgrade their right tackle position during the draft. He also met extensively with the Pittsburgh Steelers.”
Pauline also reported that the Steelers had shown interest Colorado linebacker Drew Lewis when they attended his pro day last week. As per his report from the event.
Scout Mark Gorscak was in attendance for the North Alabama Pro Day earlier in the week as well.
Great day for UNA Football as we hosted our Pro Day. Thank you to Mark Gorscak of the @steelers and the rest of the NFL scouts that were in attendance for making this a special day! #RoarLions #NFL pic.twitter.com/Krf8bB98nv— North Alabama Football (@UNAFootball) March 12, 2019
With schools like Alabama, Penn State, Ohio State, Georgia and LSU all set to hold their events next week, it should be expected that we will have more news of the Steelers meeting with notable draft prospects in the coming days.