2012 Draft

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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