The Pittsburgh Steelers met with their final pre-draft visitor of 2019 on Wednesday, hosting Wisconsin edge rushing prospect Andrew Van Ginkel at team facilities.
Pre-draft visitor for the #Steelers on April 17: LB Andrew Van Ginkel from Wisconsin— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) April 17, 2019
Weighing in at 241-pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6-foot-3 linebacker did not run the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, but later recorded a time of 4.56 seconds at his pro day. Expected to be a late Day 3 selection or a priority undrafted free agent, Van Ginkel became a Badger in 2016 after he transferred from Iowa Western Junior College.
Van Ginkel finished his career in Wisconsin with 98 tackles, 19.5 for a loss, 12 sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble in two seasons.
“Awesome effort”— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) March 3, 2019
Can confirm, @AndrewVanGinkel is an absolute monster out on the field
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#NFLCombine key measurements thread…— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 1, 2019
271. #Wisconsin LB Andrew Van Ginkel
Height: 6-3 4/8
Hand: 9 3/8
Arm: 32 4/8
Wingspan: 77 3/8
The Steelers have now officially used all 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 and a highlight video for Van Ginkel can be found below.
EDGE, Andrew Van Ginkel, Wisconsin
Scouting report from Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network.
“Andrew Van Ginkel is an uninspiring EDGE prospect, given his lack of pass rush skills and his lack of ability to set and anchor the edge against the run. A former JUCO prospect, he shows enough movement skills and ability in space to warrant consideration as a possible convert to the second level as an off ball linebacker. Van Ginkel projects as a practice squad candidate if teams wish to invest in his underneath zone coverage skills.”