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.

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.

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  • SteelersDepot

    Likes to block.

  • dkoy85

    If we don’t pick up a WR in 1st round, I’d be very happy to see him as our #2. I think this draft will have a WR/DE we covet fall to us in the 2nd round. If Dennard is there at 1.15 grab him and then grab Tuitt/Benjamin/Latimer round 2.

  • Addison

    This draft is loaded. Maybe someone will fall to the 3rd. Like a Keenan Allen last year. That kid proved a lot!

  • Jason Vancil

    This is the kid I want in Round 2. Catches with hands, sneaky fast, excellent body control.

  • steelster

    yes, draft him in round 2.

  • Matt Manzo

    I like him more than MBryant, DAdams and BColeman. If Matthews and Robinson are gone in 2 is be ok with drafting him!
    Starting to think our 1st 2 picks should be D and that we can find a WR in 3.
    CB, LB and DL. There’s a lot of talent in the first 2 rounds!
    I’d be thrilled with Dennard/Tuitt, Dennard/Shazier, even Shazier/Tuitt would be cool!

  • chris ward

    So much depth in this years WR class, number of quality guys the Steelers can get in the second round.

  • Jason

    I agree on Benjamin to Baltimore. Could you imagine Jump Ball Joe throwing to that guy. 80% of their offense would be Flacco lobbing it up to draw P.I penalties.

  • steelster

    ravens have a higher need a satety. May go safety round 1 and wr round 2.

  • RW

    that’s a richard mann player if I’ve ever seen one.

  • RW

    they just went safety in rd. 1 last year

  • Steelers@2010

    And LeBeau is drooling over Dennard? No thank you! I like this WR, looks like a taller version of a Hines Ward. Dennard at #15? I hope not.

  • Steelers@2010

    Did you see the way this kid had his way with Dennard? Why is everybody drooling over Dennard and Roby out of Ohio State? Both of them are OVER-RATED big time.

  • Steelers@2010

    I don’t think he will last until the 2nd RD when the Steelers pick. However, I do believe the Steelers will get a nice WR in the 2nd when they pick. I just hope they don’t reach for one. The 2nd RD hasn’t been too kind to Steelers when they take WR’s.

  • steelster

    Not sure where the weakness is in this guy’s game. Maybe separation. Might have the highest upside out of any wr’s and is a low risk with those good hands.

  • dkoy85

    You do realize Dennard wasn’t covering him the majority of the time right?? Sure he had a TD on him, but it was more of a testiment to Latimer than it was to the coverage… Dennard had good coverage. Latimer is better than most realize, so anybody would have their hands full. It’s silly saying Dennard is overrated- Roby maybe, but not Dennard.

  • Paul Hoover

    I agree with everything you said and I like Janis a lot .. All that has been my thoughts exactly !!! I would like us to get TE Blanchflower.. That would great but doubtful .

  • Paul Hoover

    Hope they don’t get bucannon !!

  • Thomas Rancy

    i like him

  • Steelers@2010

    Point well taken, I guess I’m just not sold on him. Prior to the Scouting Combine, Dennard, Gilbert and Roby wasn’t even considered to be a 1st RD selection. If Gilbert, Dennard or WR Mike Evans is sitting there at #15, whou would you select?

  • dkoy85

    Well if Dennards stock has risen after the combine then he must be pretty impressive to scouts on film because he didn’t run the kind of 40 that shot Gilbert’s stock up and didn’t participate in anything other than the bench.

    As far as those 3 players go, I would select Dennard and Evans over Gilbert, the main reason being Gilbert’s not a good tackler and that was a big issue with our secondary last year. As far as Dennard and Evans go, I’m not a big Evans fan for the Steelers, so I’d like to see Dennard instead. After Dennard, Fuller, and Varett I think there is a drop off and we need to draft a CB that will become our #1. That being said, Fuller is my favorite CB for the Steelers. WR is the same after Evans, but we’re not looking for a #1 WR. I’d be very happy with Benjamin at 1.15 though, because I think he fits what we’ve been lacking on offense better than any other offensive player in the draft, and that’s a red zone threat. Just my opinion.

  • SteveM2

    You mean corner, don’t you?

  • steelster

    No I meant safety. The ravens are moving elam to strong safety so they need to draft a free safety.

  • Weiss Chad

    I mocked him to steelers at one point in first round.When Bill Polian said he was best wr in draft it got my attn on him

  • Weiss Chad

    Dennard shazier would be amazing!!I Dennard Tuitt would be great IMO.Imo I think there is a better chance of Benjamin in the second than Tuitt or shazier for sure.With that being said I don’t think any of them will be there in second.I agree with you draft defense.This draft is deep at cb and wr.I am like every one else and say trade back.I hope a lewan,Barr,or even dennard or Gilbert or Bortles and someone wants them bad enough to give up some picks .It would be toss up between Tuitt/shazier/ or Pryor and keep shmarko in his current role.then take a cb and wr with second round picks.maybe Matthews/d.adams/lattimer/moncrief and roby(not sold on)McGill.I like jaylen Watkins and Ross cokrell and kid from Seminoles but they are more like 3&4s.how can you bet against someone who spent his life guarding Sammy watkins

  • Weiss Chad

    I am huge fan of dennard but bigger fan of trading back.i agree kid looks like taller version of ward

  • Weiss Chad

    It won’t surprise me if this kid ends up in first rd by time all is said and done.It also wouldn’t shock me if a lot of teams pass on wr in rd one because how deep class is thinking they can pick one later and some of these kids fall even further.It could go either way imo

  • Matt Manzo

    If Bortles was there at 15 I wouldn’t mind taking him, but a trade down would be better!

  • richard

    If they go WR in the second , I’d like to see them take Allen Robinson. I haven’t seen enough of Lattimore, but Robinson was constantly a big play receiver, and he goes up high for the ball.

  • Weiss Chad

    I thought about that also.idk enough about Bortles .If steelers thought he could be franchise qb three yrs from now it’s worth at least consideration .