Reports: Steelers Visiting With Andre Branch, Keshawn Martin & Ladarius Green On Monday

Several online reports are stating that the Pittsburgh Steelers will host Clemson DE/OLB Andre Branch, Michigan State WR Keshawn Martin, Cincinnati NT John Hughes and Louisiana-Lafayette TE Ladarius Green for pre draft visits on Monday.

Branch, an early round draft prospect, measured in at the NFL combine at 6042 and weighed 259 pounds. He ran a reported 40 yard dash time of 4.70 to go along with a 4.25 short shuttle time. He put up a vertical jump of 32 1/2 to go along with a 10 foot broad jump. He projects as an outside linebacker for 3-4 teams and a pass rushing defensive end for 4-3 teams. He registered 197 tackles while at Clemson, with 33 1/2 of them going for losses. He also posted 40 quarterback hurries to go along with 11 pass deflections.

Martin is a late round wide receiver prospect that measured in at the combine at 5114 and weighed 188 pounds. He ran a 4.45 40 time to go along with a 4.13 short shuttle. He put up a 39 1/2 vertical to go along with a 10\’02” broad jump. Martin caught 66 passes last season for 777 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also returned 25 punts for 274 yards and a touchdowns.

Green measured in at the combine at 6056 and weighed 238 pounds. He ran a 4.53 40 time to go along with a 4.47 short shuttle. He put up 16 reps on the bench and registered a 34 1/2 vertical to go along with a 10\’04” broad jump. He is regarded as a 3rd or 4th round tight end prospect and he caught 51 passes last season for 606 yards to go along with 8 touchdowns.

Hughes measured in at his pro day at 6024 and weighed 309 pounds. He put up a 5.32 40 time to go along with a 4.74 short shuttle time. He did 29 reps on the bench to go along with a 31 inch vertical; and an 8\’11” broad jump. He is regarded as a late round draft nose tackle prospect that could even go undrafted.

  • Jprankster2005

    Don’t care for any of them…… Except Green if we don’t pick up Fleener or Egnew…..

  • SteelersDepot

    Have you even watched any of them on tape? That is a pretty broad statement without giving reasons as to why.

  • Dave L

    Branch=Suggs. If Branch gets by the Jets he wll be the pick at 24.

  • Shaver Andrew

    Branch & Woodley would make a nice twosome on the pass rush for the next few years. I’m starting to think Colbert might be OLB shopping in the first round. Bouchette mentioned as much this morning on his blog.

  • reg38

    Would love for the Steelers to bring in Myles Wade NT Portland State for a visit. Could be a late round sleeper pick.

  • Thom Kay

    Gaines Adams, Ricky Sapp, Philip Merling, Da’Quan Bowers. Clemson DE’s don’t live up to the hype. Unfair to compare him to them? Probably, he is a bit of a different type. I just don’t like Clemson.

    I want to like Green more. Great height/speed combo, but what I’ve seen of his jump ball is pretty average.

  • Grw1960

    How many possible visits left. 5or 6?