The Pittsburgh Steelers are close to having met with their limit of pre-draft visitors in 2019 after they hosted two more names in the Steel City on Monday, with Maryland running back Ty Johnson and Murray State linebacker Quincy Williams the latest to be welcomed to team facilities.
The #Steelers pre-draft visitors for April 15: RB Ty Johnson from Marylnd and LB Quincy Williams from Murray State— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) April 15, 2019
Johnson amassed 2,635 yards from 348 carries and scored 17 rushing touchdowns in four season at Maryland and also recorded 29 receptions for 318 yards and two scores. As a kick returner, he recorded 1,194 yards on 48 kickoffs for an average of 24.9 yards and scoring two touchdowns.
At just under 5-foot-11 and only 228-pounds, many teams will overlook Williams in the upcoming draft and it should come as no surprise to learn that there is very little information about the prospect available online either. In 43 games with Murray State, Williams recorded 231 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
The Steelers have now officially used 28 of their 30 allocated visits, with Dravon Askew-Henry, David Long and Miles Sanders all considered local visitors who do not count against their allowance. A scouting report for Johnson can be found below, along with a highlight video for both players.
RB, Ty Johnson, Maryland
“Ty Johnson lost his hold on the starting job this season, as new players and a new coaching staff were introduced to Maryland, but his film remains intriguing for a late-round flyer. With strong returning experience, a decent foundation of receiving traits, and home-run speed, Johnson can stick on an NFL roster because he has the ability to house designed space touches.”
“That said, as a traditional runner, Johnson is lacking in a lot of crucial areas. He needs a downhill path of approach yet can’t be asked to do much between the tackles, because his ability to read blockers and work with tempo and patience is severely lacking. Very college-y offenses will get the most out of Johnson, by putting defenders in conflict and creating wide-open lanes for him to read. He’s a niche player, but could prove a valuable one.”