According to Phil Savage, the Executive Director of the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl, the Pittsburgh Steelers representatives talked to at least 60 players during the week while down in Mobile, AL.
Not only was head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert on hand for the annual college senior All-Star game, but defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was reportedly also spotted in attendance as well.
Being as there were approximately 105 players that took part this year in the Senior Bowl, the Steelers were surely able to meet with all of them that fit there scheme, based on the number that Savage threw out there and that’s likely not unusual at all.
The South squad topped the North squad 20-10 on Saturday and Auburn defensive end Dee Ford was named MVP of the game. Ford is projected to be a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL, so you can bet that he was one of the players that the Steelers visited with during the week.
The scouting combine is the next major event for all draft hopefuls and that will again take place at the end of February in Indianapolis. During that week, the Steelers will be permitted to meet with up to 60 players for 15 minutes each per the guidelines of the event.