Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti is a name that you often see as a late round possibility for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have already had him in for a pre draft visit.
Mauti, who tore up his left knee in the game against Indiana last November, told the media during the NFL combine that he would be ready to play football this fall.
Patrick Mauti, Michael\’s brother, posted a video Friday on his Twitter feed that shows how the knee rehab is coming along. The video was apparently shot with Michael being 135 days removed from surgery.
This is of course not the first time that Michael has to overcome a serious knee injury, but he certainly appears to be on a good pace. I suspect the video was posted to help increase Mauti\’s draft stock, and it very well could get him into the fifth round, but it would be surprising to see him drafted any higher than that.
It was revealed during the combine that Mauti sent a handwritten letter to all 32 teams to let them know that he will be ready to play this fall and to profess his love for the game.