The College Pro Days are underway now and the Pittsburgh Steelers scouts and coaches have been busy as they were spotted at the Miami-Ohio University Pro Day on Thursday and the University of Cincinnati Pro Day on Friday.
The Steelers coaches worked out Miami-Ohio guard Brandon Brooks, a non-combine invite, in the drills session of the Pro Day on Thursday, so there certainly is some interest there. Brooks even knocked over a Steelers coach, I think it was the newly hired Shaun Sarrett, during the drills portion after Brooks hit the bag with his hand punch. There was video of it up on Youtube, but it has since been removed. Brooks measured in at 6-foot-5 and weighed 346 pounds. He did 36 reps of 225 on the bench press and ran a 4.98 40 time, with a 10-yard split of 1.71 seconds. His vertical jump was 32 inches and his broad jump was 8\’9 inches. He ran a 4.52 short shuttle as well. If you check the numbers of the other offensive linemen at the combine, you will see that Brooks certainly measured up well. He will be a name to watch on draft day.
On Friday, members of the Steelers staff were reportedly in attendance to watch Bearcats running back Isaiah Pead and defensive tackle Derek Wolfe participate in position drills. The Steelers were not alone as scouts from 28 teams were in attendance. Pead and Wolfe were 2 of 17 players getting looked at on Friday and they both stood on their combine numbers. It was reported last week that Pead met with the Steelers while in Indianapolis and there is a good chance that Wolfe did as well.