Steelers LB Coach Keith Butler Worked Out Auburn LB Corey Lemonier At Tuesday Pro Day

I have mentioned the name of Auburn defensive end/linebacker Corey Lemonier a few times in recent post and even included him in my first Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft following the Senior Bowl. Lemonier is a classic undersized defensive end that will more than likely be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 at the NFL level.

The Auburn pro day took place on Tuesday and Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler was present for it and even conducted the linebacker drills for Lemonier, according to an Associated Press report.

Lemonier stood on his combine numbers and was asked what Butler told him following his workout.

“He said definitely I could play some linebacker,” Lemonier said.

Several other teams were present to watch the Auburn pro day and Lemonier revealed that every team that he talked to, including the Steelers, asked him about the Tigers\’ 3-9 season last year as well as his own season.

“It was just getting chipped and double-teamed, most of that was coming to my side,” Lemonier said about his drop-off last year, via the report. “I don\’t want to sound like, \’Poor me.\’ It\’s something that just happened. It\’s part of the game.”

Lemonier is projected to be drafted in the second or third round after skipping his senior season.

  • steeltown

    Im not to sure about this guy.. He has good 3-4 OLB size, he is very physical and he’s not bad when he drops into coverage, but I dont see him as a 2nd Rder, maybe 3rd or 4th Rd…. but im sure he’ll be long gone before the 4th

  • Garrett Hunt

    Depending on interviews and such, a 3rd round pick could be justifiable if he is there when we pick. I trust the Steelers judgement.

  • Dennis Nevinsky

    I like Cornelius Washington, LB, Georgia. He didn’t have great production but has the measureables to be a steal in the middle rounds. At 6’4/265 he ran a 4.55/40 benches 36 times, jumped a 39 inche vertical, and broad jumped 10’08 inches. Since no LB starts the 1st year with the Steelers, that is a nice developmental project.

  • RMSteeler

    Will be a wealth of riches of 2nd round talent available at #17. But, will there be a pick worth of the first round? Will have to go with best available, with whatever needs fudge factor they may figure in. Could be a tough call, or could have a gem (comparatively) fall again like last year. Whatever side of the ball, has to be a play maker. Hope it’s Cooper. Should be a decent OLB still avail in Rd 2, but think the Steelers are really high on WR Woods from USC.