Report: Steelers Scheduled To Workout Albany State LB Glen Stanley On Saturday

According to a Friday night report by NFL Draft Diamonds, the Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to put Albany State linebacker Glen Stanley through a private workout on Saturday.

Stanley, an outside linebacker, reportedly measures in at just over 6’1″ and he has quite a back story and it includes him previously committing to Florida State in 2010. He never played for the Seminoles, however, as he was ruled academically ineligible. He then transferred to West Texas A&M for a season before stepping away from football for two years until resurfacing with Albany State.

In 2013, Stanley reportedly was forced to miss a number of games because of a high blood pressure. As a result, he finished the season with only 27 total tackles with 8.5 of those going for losses. He also managed to have 4.5 sacks and forced two fumbles while recovering three others.

It appears as though the Albany State Pro Day got canceled, so the Steelers are likely doing him a big favor by putting him through a private workout. It will be surprising if Stanley gets drafted, so the best thing he can hope for is to get signed as an undrafted free agent.

  • Kyle Owens

    Does this counts as 1 of the 30 out of area visits? If so why waste it on a guy that played just as much college football as I did.

  • RASTA

    Wow! How many coaches and systems did this guy learn to play for and in already!? Seems to be a true football player though, but blessed with only football smarts it would also seem…which happens to be exactly what counts at the next level; and is probably the reason we are checking out his speed and strength on our own, as this sounds like a scouts defensive version of Willie Parker….although he is known to other teams already as well.

    I have to say I like what the Steelers FO has done this off-season, from coaches, and cuts to more prove-it free agents and less money pushed upstream into the future. Some of these “off-the-radar” prospects they are taking time with are quite intriguing as well for possible future super-star practice squad players who have already proven their position flexibility, team leadership skills, and never quit attitudes before ever becoming a pro. Doesn’t it seem as though the Steelers are trying to become a fiercer, younger, more intimidating, competitve and cohesive unit for the present and the future with all of these signings and visits? It does to me, and I like it.

    Go Steelers!

  • SteelersDepot

    No. I don’t think he’s coming to Pittsburgh. They are sending someone out to him. Maybe Porter or an area scout.

  • steeltown

    Nice. If his workout numbers are good, bring him in for camp!

  • mike

    Not impressed, maybe third day at the earliest. I don’t see any explosion!

  • Louis Goetz

    If I was a college scout, I’d identify who I believe are the worst coaches in the college ranks. Then I’d look at some of the better players on those teams to see if they’re kids with raw talent who went completely unnoticed because their coaches couldn’t develop them. I wonder how many diamonds in the rough could be found that way. I wonder if this kid is one such player.