On June 4th, Anthony “Booger” McFarland will hold a private workout for NFL scouts. You can count on the Pittsburgh Steelers being more than just a presence.
The Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to have two large needs coming into the 2008 NFL draft: the offensive and the defensive lines. The problem with drafting for the offensive line, is that the Steelers have a lot of money wrapped up in a lot of lineman. Marvel Smith, Trai Essex, Chris Kemoeatu, Justin Hartwig, Sean Mahan, Darnell Stapleton, Kendall Simmons, Matt Lentz, Willie Colon, Max Starks and Jason Capizzi are all signed to deals. Regardless of how you feel about the line, there isn’t a whole lot of room to crack the lineup. You can debate how good these guys are, and how good they can be until you are blue in the face, but the reality is that Tomlin has invested a lot of money in these guys, and more than likely wants to see what they can do if they are healthy. Even so, Pittsburgh did take offensive lineman Tony Hills in the fourth round, and he should compete for a job, with Lentz, Stapleton and Capizzi really fighting for any spot on the team. There is depth, although several questions about talent.