Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on Wednesday via Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers, along with three other NFL teams sent their offensive line coaches to the Kent State pro day to observe offensive linemen Brian Winters and Josh Kline.
Winters played left tackle in 2012, and also played right tackle and right guard while at Kent State. He made the All-MAC team three times during his career.
Reed reports that he talked to two NFL scouts on Wednesday and they told him they really like Winters but see him as a guard at the next level because of his size. Winters was also asked to take a few snaps at center during his workout so scouts could drill him at that position in addition to guard, according to Reed.
Kline, a left guard, earned second team All-MAC honors this past season. He and Winters were both members of an offensive line that had a stretch of allowing just three sacks over eight games. The two also helped the Golden Flashes produce a pair of 1,300-yard rushers in 2012.
Winters measured in at the NFL combine at 6 foot, 4 inches and weighed 320 pounds. He suffered a pectoral injury during his bench press and it forced him to sit out the rest of the drills as a result.
Kline reportedly measures almost 6 foot, 3inches and weighs 309 pounds. He did not receive an invite to the combine last month.
The Steelers seem to be seriously scouting another guard for the upcoming draft. While Reed did not say specifically, we can only assume that new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. was the coach present for the pro day.