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.