Steelers Bring In Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead For Pre Draft Visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 pre draft visits are in high gear now and Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter on Tuesday that University of Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead is in today for his pre draft visit. The Steelers look to have legitimate interest in Pead as he was also one of the sixty players they met with at the NFL combine back in late February.

Pead measured in at that combine at 5097 and weighed 197 pounds. He has 31 inch arms to go along with 8 5/8 inch hands. He ran an unofficial 40 yard dash time of 4.47 seconds and had a 33 inch vertical jump to go along with a 09\’08” broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.32 seconds and his 3 cone time was 6.95 seconds.

Pead rushed for 1259 yards his senior season for the Bearcats on 237 carries. He also had 12 rushing touchdowns. He chipped in another 319 yards on 39 receptions with 3 of those being touchdowns. His career rushing numbers for Cincinnati were 545 rushes for 3,288 yards to go along with 27 touchdowns.

Pead is not regarded as one of the best runners between the tackles and is better used out in space. He looks to be more of a change of pace and third down running back initially at the next level.

  • Sam

    5th round at the earliest

  • Bleebo77

    Sounds like he is in the Barron Batch/M. Moore mold. Is that a higher priority than an in-between-the-tackles type. I guess we do have Redman, Clay and Dwyer in that mold.

  • He’ll be gone by then. I think the 4th is most likely.

  • Meanz2nend

    if they are looking for change of pace fastback any chances of looking @ LaMichael James from oregon?

  • PoKey21

    Agree with Sam 5th round at the best. He is projected at 3-4 but could fall because of his size. I still say our draft needs to go OL, NT, ILB, CB I would say in that order too but thats up to who is left on Draft Day. But those positions need addressed before any others.

  • Skbrons

    Isaiah Pead reminds me of Hines Ward. Not the best, not the fastest. A FOOTBALL PLAYER, in every sense of the word. Most of Cinci’s Offense revolved around Pead. I can see why coach is looking at him.

  • Jprankster2005

    Our future 3rd round pick……. And future star running back right there……….

  • Jprankster2005

    People keep talking about Clay, Clay isn’t going to be on the roster this yr. unless someone get’s hurt….. Besides Mendenhall……. Redman Dwyer Batch and a drafted RB or a FA will make up the Backs……

  • Derick

    Like the kid’s potential but not for a 3rd rounder where I am finding he is projected. Not for the Steelers any ways, jmo.

  • SteelersDepot

    Would be shocked if ANY team drafts him in the 3rd.

  • Derick
  • SteelersDepot

    and that means what?

  • SteelersDepot

    You guys put WAY too much stock into a few of the major sites. Pead is NOT an every down back. He has 4th to 5th round written all over him. Watch the film. Do not take my word or CBS word for it.

  • Derick

    I’d be fine to get Pead in the 5th but I am just saying I would not want to use a 3rd rounder on a RB. Just showing you where I got it is all. means very little.

  • Tkay07

    He’s quick, and looks like a better back than Dwyer or Batch.

    8-12 touches per game in combination with Redman would give us a respectable backfield. Hope we land him in the 4th.

  • Derick

    how does he look better than Batch? can he pass block well? can he ever run between the tackles? I would not consider the Big East as a tough conference as opposed to the Big 12 where Batch came from. I mean all you can offer is their college tape and for Batch you have limited time in camp to compare as well.