Steelers Have Pre Draft Visit Scheduled With Texas DE Jackson Jeffcoat

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.


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.”

  • RW

    Projected round?

  • Brian Tollini

    5th I’m thinking? Kind of thought he would do better with his hand in the dirt.

  • george

    A little light to be a DE in a 3-4 so he would be a OLB?

  • Superdriller316

    No UT players.

  • kev4heels

    4th round for him would be ideal. He won’t last until the 5th for sure.
    and we really need depth at OLB.

  • Ike Evans

    Yeah he would be a 3-4 OLB conversion….he’s really good getting to the qb….ppl question his athleticism tho…calling him a tweener that’s why he’s said to be dropping but I’m not buying it…if I guy like woodley can make the conversion this guy has a CHANCE to as well

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Good. There’s some guys that I really like in the earlier rounds, but I’m glad they are really thinking hard about the guys they might pick in the lower rounds. That can make the difference between a decent draft and a great draft.

  • Smashmouth

    i would agree he won’t last till the 5th round and he looks to be an aggressive player

  • Ray

    beginning of 3rd to middle of 4th with a chance to sneak into round 2. He had a good Combine and has been consistent throughout his career. He would stand up and play linebacker. He had a really good senior year

  • Jason Vancil

    His Father was an excellent Pass Rusher for the Cowboys. I think Jackson is a bit soft. Saw him play in High School. Never developed the way I thought he would. Bruce Davis anyone?

  • Ray

    Yes definitely

  • Steve

    Living in Texas, seen a lot of this guy play for UT. He is a DE and not a OLB. Has good size and speed. Should be a 3-5 round pick.

  • kamil

    Lol .limas sweed!

  • kamil

    I like it in the later rounds we have to have more quality players/depth on our defense .. i gotta feeling this year we get back to steeler football

  • Superdriller316

    And Curtis Brown

  • kamil

    Wen it comes to lbs and de, they put out nice players

  • Melly

    And Tony Hills

  • Matt Manzo

    He’s on my big board as a prospect. Maybe not at 4.15 but the comp pick?
    I’m not a pro but somethings missing from his tape, block shedding or strength or quickness? I’m not sure?

  • Hopper

    Like Marcus Smith out of Louisville a whole lot more…

  • RW

    I’d much rather grab Boseke Lokombo in either of those rounds. Much better out in space and super high energy.

  • Steelers12328882

    I definitely agree with your assessment over others suggesting he’ll be picked in the 3rd-5th rd. One of the toughest parts of this upcoming draft will be sitting idle and watching all the players drafted after our 2nd rd pick until we draft again at #97, and I think Jeffcoat will be one of those players drafted in that time.

  • harding36

    And Casey Hampton. And Earl Thomas.

  • MC

    Sounds like a guy that they should be targetting. A mid to late round OLB who was productive in college. I just hope if we do get him that he doesnt turn out like the last longhorn players we’ve taken..

  • Paul Hoover

    Cb,Wr,DL,Cb,Rb,DL,TE,OL,P. ??? What do you think about those nine drafts in order for the black and gold needs ??

  • Cody Younkin

    gotta admit he has a badass name

  • 2winz

    I hope we draft this kid and he makes a lot of plays.. his name is just too awesome and catchy.. “Jackson Jeffcoat sacks Joe Flacco!” “Jackson Jeffcoat sacks Flacco again!!” “Jackson Jeffcoat.. you are on fire!! 3rd sack of the day”

  • Will Hammer

    Pass,pass,pass whey better out there ….

  • patrick Mayfield


    I don’t think you have roster room for 2 DL and there is a need for more depth at OLB.

  • steeltown

    I think this guy is going earlier than people think, 2nd-3rd Rd, very quick for his size I think he has a lot of potential but I don’t see us drafting OLB that early

  • Paul Hoover

    True !! Your picks look good and they’ll probably pick up a punter or two to compete with brad wing also …we need one bad !!

  • Ben Saluri

    Name to watch in late rounds ILB James Morris. Had an excellent pro day and would make a great “Buck” in the Steelers scheme.

  • patrick Mayfield

    and Kenny Vaccaro, Aaron Williams, Orakpo