The Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be adding another young defensive end and outside linebacker via the 2014 NFL Draft and it looks like they are interested in Texas product Jackson Jeffcoat.
According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jeffcoat has a pre draft visit scheduled with the Steelers.
UT’s Jackson Jeffcoat has a visit set up to the Steelers and private workouts with the Falcons, Jaguars and Colts.
— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) March 26, 2014
Jeffcoat, who measured in a the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine at 6’3″ and weighed 247 pounds, recorded 19 tackles for loss to go along with 13 sacks in 2013. He was named a consensus All-American and won the Ted Hendricks Award for his play.
Jeffcoat is the son of former NFL defensive lineman Jim Jeffcoat, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills for a combined 15-years.
Jeffcoat could project as an outside linebacker in the Steelers 3-4.
Jeffcoat weighed 253 pounds Wednesday for scouts from 32 teams at his Pro Day, and he participated in position drills.
“I went out there and showed that I was in shape, showed that I’ve been working,” Jeffcoat said. “…The goal was just to show that I could move in space, able to change direction and show that I can play defensive end and outside linebacker.”