The Pittsburgh Steelers, and all other NFL teams, are hot on the Pro Day trail as they prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Since the NFL Scouting Combine was canceled in 2020, the NFL put the onus on individual Pro Day workouts to get teams the one, and only, chance to see these prospects up close and personal.
Throughout the offseason there have been big name schools who have hosted their Pro Days, and this upcoming week has a few huge Pro Days fans should be keeping tabs on as these prospects are put through the proverbial ringer to show scouts and coaches what they can do.
This week schools like Florida State, Penn State and Michigan State all have their individual workouts, but Alabama had the Steelers’ attention Tuesday. In fact, the Steelers sent their big guns, Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert and Matt Canada to Alabama Tuesday to see the prospects.
Some of the big name players didn’t participate in the workouts, just relying on their game film from their National Championship season, but that doesn’t mean players hadn’t interacted with the Steelers.
In fact, center Landon Dickerson told media he met with the Steelers prior to the Pro Day Tuesday.
In the category of those really cool stories in the world of sports, the story about Najee Harris getting to the Pro Day, even though he wasn’t even testing, is remarkable. You can say what you want about Harris as a player, but him as a teammate and person seems legit.
Alabama RB Najee Harris’ flight from Dallas to Birmingham was cancelled last night due to lightning, so with no other travel options available, Harris drove nine hours to make it to Alabama’s Pro Day by 10 am today. He’s not even working out today but wanted to support teammates.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 23, 2021
Of all the potential prospects on display, who would you say should be on the Steelers’ 2021 NFL Draft radar? Let us know in the comment section below and be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the rest of Free Agency and the NFL Draft.