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.