Steelers Have Been In Contact Quite A Bit With Michigan State LB Max Bullough

The Pittsburgh Steelers could very well address the inside linebacker position next month during the 2014 NFL Draft and if they do, one late-round prospect probably won’t be surprised if he gets a call from head coach Mike Tomlin on draft day.

According to Mike Griffith of , Michigan State middle linebacker Max Bullough has had a lot of contact with the Steelers over the course of the last several weeks.

“The Steelers have been a great defense for years, (and) I’ve talked to the Steelers quite a few times, that’s a great program they have over there,” Bullough said, asked specifically about his dealings with the Pittsburgh franchise. “It’s definitely interesting to talk to those guys, especially a storied program like the Steelers.”

Bullough, who registered a 4.78 40-yard dash time at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine and 4.69 time at his Pro Day, also acknowledged the knock on him being a lack of speed, according to Griffith.

“There’s not much film of it,” said Bullough. “That’s (man to man) just not the way we did it, a little bit in the red zone. That just wasn’t a situation we were in very often the way we ran the defense. That’s why I got the knock of being the slow guy because there’s not much film of it (him playing man-to-man in pass coverage).”

Bullough, who figures to be a day-three selection next month, was suspended for the Rose Bowl game against Stanford for an undisclosed violation of team rules, but said he’s addressed that with the teams that he’s talked to so far.

During his college career, Bullough registered 299 total tackles of which 121 were of the solo variety. He also had 30.5 tackles for loss in 53 games played and forced four fumbles while intercepting three passes.

  • Jollyrob68

    He can play inside or outside

  • steeltown

    Smart kid, strong/physical, good bloodline and a Team captain, good late value if he falls

  • nicolaisim

    I’m with you – he can play inside.
    He can’t play outside in the 3-4 and same goes for the 4-3.
    He would be a laughing stock at Will, he could play Sam but he wouldn’t be able to start in this league. His value is inside and both should be fine.
    Good, tough player.

  • 804Stiller

    Speed does seem to be an issue from this clip. I wonder where he projects in the draft.

  • Matt Manzo

    If take him in the 4th! 5th for sure!
    His stock seemed to fall quite a bit at the end of the season but I’m not sure why? During the season he was being talked about as one if the best MLBs.

  • ergomesh

    Looks real slow in this game

  • PA2AK

    I don’t know anything about him. This tape didn’t look good to me though. poor/hesitant decisions.

  • James Kling

    He weighted in at 265# at the EW Shrine game. Fat & slow is no way to go through life…

  • Bob Loblaw

    Didn’t seem to get off blocks at all, either.

  • Randy Neff

    Hopefully the interest would be late in draft.

  • GoSteelerz

    From this video, saw nothing that warrants any interest… Honestly I wonder what some of these scouts are looking at…

  • Randy

    Gets caught up inside to much and has trouble diagnosing plays and to slow to persue