Steelers Have Large Contingent Present For Notre Dame Pro Day

The Notre Dame Pro Day is taking place on Thursday and the Pittsburgh Steelers have a large contingent there watching and even participating in the day’s events.

Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports reports that he’s spotted general manager Kevin Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin and new defensive assistant Joey Porter in attendance Thursday to talk to and observe top-rated Irish draft hopefuls nose tackle Louis Nix III, defensive end Stephon Tuitt, tight end Troy Niklas and linebacker Prince Shembo.

At one point during the day’s events, Tomlin was asked to line up at center against Nix, who reportedly weighed in at 331 pounds, during drills.

Tuitt, however, is not taking part in any drills, as he is reportedly wearing a walking boot after recently undergoing a procedure to fix a stress fracture in his left foot.

  • Brian Tollini

    Would Tomlin be able to fill the role as WR3 while coaching?

  • Rod Hedrick

    He doesn’t look much bigger than Tomlin. Please NO!

  • dkoy85

    Reports are coming out that Tomlin chop blocked Nix and now Nix is in a walking boot…

  • dkoy85

    I’m seriously hoping Tomlin is not close to 330#

  • RMSteeler

    Did Goodell set this up and tell Nix he wouldn’t fine him if he pancaked Tomlin?

  • RMSteeler

    Square up those shoulders, Tomlin!

  • steeltown

    Tuitt is another intriguing athlete, but like Nix, he seems like a late 1st early 2nd Rd guy

  • Biggie

    Hoping they are looking very closely at all 4 listed. Alot of options here depending how the rest of FA goes and how the draft ends up. I fully expect us to take a CB or WR out of Evans, Gilbert, Dennard, but if all are gone by our pick, Nix, Tuitt could still be considered in a move down maybe. Would absolutely love to get Niklas to go with Miller and Spaeth. I could see a rotation on DL with either Tuitt and Heyward at DE and McClendon/Thomas at NT or Nix/Thomas at NT and McClendon and Heyward at DE. Still over a month away till we figure our draft out so good they are checking everyone out closely.

  • Addison

    Where the hell is Dick and Butler.

  • Biggie

    Bethune-Cookman, California (PA),
    Fresno State, Hawaii, Kent State, Middle Tennessee State, Notre
    Dame, San Diego State, Stanford, Tennessee State all have pro days today, maybe some are at the other schools.

  • Matt Manzo

    I’m starting to think we’re looking at DE in the top 2 rounds?
    Only guys I really get excited about are Tuitt and Hageman.
    Can Hageman play DE for us?
    AND! If we’re looking at DE high then we must be thinking of Mclendon at DE and NT a high pick, right?
    So Tuitt and/or Nix seem like real possibilities.
    And Mclendon to DE could be just as real too.
    I think I’d rather have Tuitt?

  • Addison

    Good right on! Just haven’t heard of anything and I think it’s Butlers defense next year

  • Addison

    Maybe he will fall with injury concerns

  • Luis Garcia

    Tomlin is not in a proper 3 points… dang it….!

  • Ernest

    So I’m going to assume that we draft Nix or Tuit before we draft Kyle fuller since none of them showed up for his pro day yesterday.

  • PA2AK

    Why is Coach in shorts?! He seriously needs to start leading by example with some conditioning.

  • steelster

    It’s nap time for Dick

  • cp72

    You know a guy that’s interesting from ND is George Atkinson. He is not a physical runner but has homerun speed and might have been one of the best kick return guys in the country. We could definitely use some juice in that area. He would do well in a one cut zone scheme.

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  • PA2AK

    what little of ND I watched…Tuitt was the guy that impressed me more than Nix.

  • Joe Gulaskey

    15 is way to high for Nix, only if Evans, Dennard, and Gilbert are there could you trade back to get Nix. Rooting for the QBs to use of 3 of the first 14 picks.

  • Ike Evans

    They shouldn’t draft fuller…..doesn’t fit our scheme

  • Ike Evans

    Lebeau is on a couch somewhere taking a nap…..butler is somewhere on earth at this very moment being an asshole lol

  • Ike Evans

    True….stress fracture dropped Eddie lacy last year

  • Ike Evans

    Funny thing is….I think the guys they might be looking at are troy nik and shembo late in the draft…..don’t think they take tuitt or nix at 15

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Tuitt is going a lot earlier, I have a strong feeling on that. I see middle of the first.

  • Brian K

    I think one of Hageman Nix or Tuitt will fall to Pit in the second. Probably Tuitt having just had some surgery. And I think they jump whichever one that is there then.

  • Addison

    Asshole maybe but a straight shooter