Report: Steelers Coach On Hand For Friday Workout Of Indiana WR Cody Latimer
Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer worked out for several teams on Friday in Indianapolis and the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly had a coach in attendance to watch it.
According to NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt on Twitter, the Steelers wide receivers coach was present to watch Latimer go through a 16 minute workout and we assume he is talking about Richard Mann.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 25, 2014
Latimer was unable to work out at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine back in February, because he had just had foot surgery. At his March Pro Day, he was able to run the 40-yard dash (4.44 seconds) and vertical jump (39 inches), but was still unable to do any position drills because of his foot.
Last season, Latimer, who measured in at the combine at 6-foot-2½, 215 pounds, registered 72 receptions for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns. Three of those touchdowns came inside the red zone and 11 of his catches went for 25 yards or more.
Assuming his Friday workout went well, several believe that Latimer will be drafted somewhere in the first two rounds. If the Steelers are looking to add a “tall” wide receiver in the first two rounds, Latimer might be tempting in the second round.