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Steelers Well Represented At Miami Pro Day


The pro days continue on and on Thursday the University of Miami was one of the most notable big schools to hold theirs. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a large contingent of coaches and scouts on hand to watch it as credentialed Steelers on hand were Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, Todd Haley, Keith Butler, Scottie Montgomery, Brandon Hunt and Phil Kreidler. Hunt is the Steelers Pro Personnel Coordinator and Kreidler is the Steelers Pro/College scout.

Some of the big offensive names the Steelers likely got a good eyeful of included guard Brandon Washington, running back Lamar Miller, tight end Chase Ford, wide receiver LaRon Byrd, wide receiver Travis Benjamin and wide receiver Tommy Streeter. Benjamin and Streeter reportedly stood on their combine numbers and focused on position drills. Washington lowered his 40 time from 5.25 to 5.07 and Ford ran a 4.76 40 time to go along with a 33 inch vertical jump and 20 reps on the bench. Byrd had a nice day as he ran a 4.46 40 time and a vertical jump of 35 inches.

Not to be left out was linebacker Sean Spence. He did not try to improve his bench numbers from the combine as he is still recovering from a deep bone bruise in his left shoulder he suffered at the Senior Bowl. He said he can normally do 19 reps of 225, 7 more than he did at the combine, and wants to send a video of him on the bench press to NFL scouts once healthy.

Below are some links from today:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/08/2683788/olivier-vernon-brandon-washington.html

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2012/03/notes-for-um-pro-day.html

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/tony_pauline/03/01/pro.days/index.html

http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/030712aad.html

http://ufootball.tumblr.com/post/18971369743/photos-from-todays-pro-timing-day

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/hurricanes/miami-hurricane-qb-jacory-harris-believes-he-will-2226020.html

http://www.theledger.com/article/20120308/APS/1203081078

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  • K2theizzo

    Anyone have any thoughts on specific guy they thing the staff is targeting. I didn’t think any of these guys were on the radar.

  • Aiden

    some ‘yahoo posted on YAHOO (claimed to be AZ insider) Manning will announce signing within 5 days of 3 yr 30M, 20M guaranteed. Az Cardinals.

  • Jimmy tundra

    Aiden shut it, nobody cares about Manning, go jerk one out of him!

  • Paul

    Washington and Spence Miller all great prospects for Steelers

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXON22FQSDCCSA2WHZIRTHQWTU Greig

    Not sure whether or not the Steelers went to Miami with the purpose of seeing a particular player. There were 19 participants in the Miami pro day, so in addition to checking out the marquee names, they may have been looking for some diamonds in the rough.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5XBK7SSKCWKZ7F6RTJCVHABVI4 Steve Duncan

    Streeter possibly.

  • Kmgpitt07

    I think they were looking at Lamar Miller apparently Tomlin likes him a lot and that Mendy might not play next year so thats always a possibility

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