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Steelers Round Out Pre Draft Visits With TE Adrien Robinson, G Kelvin Beachum, WR Greg Childs & WR Toney Clemons


In addition to the Wednesday visit made by Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe, the Pittsburgh Steelers also welcomed in Cincinnati tight end Adrien Robinson, Southern Methodist guard Kelvin Beachum, Arkansas wide receiver Greg Childs and Colorado wide receiver Toney Clemons as pre draft visitors on the final day of allowed visits prior to the NFL draft.

Robinson was not invited to the NFL combine and measured in at 6040 at his pro day where he weighed 264 pounds. He put up 225 pounds on the bench just 15 times and reportedly ran a 4.56 40 time to go along with a 4.43 short shuttle time. His vertical jump was measured at 39 1/2 inches and he posted a 11\’03” broad jump. Despite his lack of strength on the bench, Robinson has shown to be a better than average in-line blocker as a tight end. He does not always get off the ball quickly, but he does separate from first contact well. He is not quick, but he does show some long speed. He compiled 29 reception during his career at Cincinnati for 434 yards to go along with 5 touchdowns. He is regarded as a late round draft prospect that could go undrafted.

Beachum measures in at 6021 and weighs 303 pounds. He played left tackle at Southern Methodist, but will most likely need to move inside at the next level due to his size. Beachum moves quick in short areas and possess good feet. He posted a 5.44 40 time and a 4.80 short shuttle time to go along with a 28 1/2 vertical and 8\’05” broad jump. He lacks great core strength, but uses his legs to push well when he gets proper leverage. He is regarded as a late round guard prospect that could likely go undrafted.

Childs is a mid round receiver prospect that measures in at 6031 and weighs 219 pounds. He reportedly ran a 4.39 at his pro day, but this was much slower than the 4.55 he posted at the combine. His short shuttle time is 4.09 and his impressive vertical leap was measured at 40 1/2. Childs plays mainly on the outside and is not a burner on tape. He does have adequate long speed however. He is physical off of the line gaining separation, but he is not quick out of his breaks. He is a willing and able blocker, who is not afraid to mix it up at times. He comes with a few medical red flags due to right knee problems. He had 133 career receptions at Arkansas for 2069 yards to go along with 15 touchdowns. He offers tremendous upside the later he drops in the draft.

Clemons measures in at 6021 and weighs 208 pounds. He ran a blazing 4.36 at his pro day to go along with a 4.33 short shuttle time. He had a 36 inch vertical to go along with a 10\’08” broad jump. He played both outside and in the slot at Colorado, where his speed was respected by defenses. A plus for him is his ability to high point the ball and catch it with his hands instead of his body. He also has shown the ability to go across the middle and make catches in traffic. He is a willing blocker and can contribute on special teams as a return man. Clemons posted 86 catches for 1162 yards to go along with 11 catches in two seasons at Colorado after transferring from Michigan. Due to his great pro day, Clemons could be considered a late 5th round prospect, but will definitely be selected at some point during the draft. He has solid value as a 6th or 7th round selection.

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  • Ramosjr23

    With these two wrs, the Steelers are getting ready to show M Wallace the exit door. These wrs are tall and fast.

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

    I think we know which direction Todd Haley plans to take with the WR corps.

  • JasonDC

    Dave, do you have any evidence that matches Steeler’s draft visits with actual picks?

  • Thom Kay

    No visit from Coby Fleener?

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  • John B.

    Limus Sweed was tall and fast.

  • Jprankster2005

    No Fleener they probably won’t draft him……. I hope they pick up a good TE and Egnew would do great with them……

  • 60/40 Run

    The more I think about it, the more I like Fleener at 24. Why not draft an elite player at his position?
    The Steelers’ ideal pick would be Luke Kuechly because of his tremendous measurables and production at the ILB position at BC. Seems like he’d be plug and play at the “buck”, although I’d bet on a year of apprenticeship behind Larry Foote.
    Dont’a Hightower would be interesting simply because he has tremendous talent and displayed it against MAJOR competition in the SEC. Some people believe he has maxed out talent-wise and won’t get much better. I think adapting to the NFL and learning to play LB will make him better.
    I think the Steelers’ smartest move would be picking up value at 24. If you’re not picking up an ELITE OL or LB, pick up a elite TE. They do need another TE. Just a different kind of TE.

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

    Yup, and unfortunately we never got to see what he was capable of, during his 4 year tenure in Pittsburgh, because he was always getting hurt.

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

    Or elite WR?

  • Ramosjr23

    Everybody knew Limas Sweed, Do you knew E. Sanders, A. Brown, and M. Wallace?

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