Steelers Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin On Hand For Penn State Pro Day

The Penn State Pro Day is taking place on Tuesday and we have visual proof that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert are present for it thanks to a picture posted on Twitter by Tony Mancuso, who is the Assistant Communications Director for the school.

It’s not hard to speculate that the Steelers brass are hand to watch Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones go through the paces on Tuesday.

Robinson, who recorded 97 catches for 1,432 yards in 2013, measured in at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine at 6025 and weighed 220 pounds. He is believed to be a second round prospect.

Jones, who led Penn State with 11.5 tackles for loss in 2013, measured in at the combine at 6036 and weighed 322 pounds. He is projected by several to be a late second or early third round prospect.

Interesting enough, the last time the Steelers drafted a player out of nearby Penn State was in 2009 when center A.Q. Shipley was selected in the seventh-round.

  • Kyle Owens

    I spy fanny pack.

  • Biggie

    I’m glad to see Tomlin and Colbert traveling to so many Pro Days together. With Robinson and Jones imagine they’ll look closely at G John Urschel and ILB Glenn Carson some too for later rounds.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Don’t want Allen Robinson. Too much of a body catcher, IMO.

  • Ike Evans

    Yeah I want no parts of him on tape…I mean he’s big but hr gets on seperation and hackenburg had no one else to throw to….

  • srdan

    is it just me or are colbert and tomlin doing a lot more traveling and homework this offseason?

  • Brian Tollini

    I am really hoping they have someone at the Maryland pro day too, to take a closer look at CB Dex McDougle. He has become one of my favorite players in this draft, I think he could be a late round steal.

  • 804Stiller

    I think it’s probably just more coverage of everything they do than in the past but this is definitely a huge draft and year for both of them. 3 non-playoff years in a row won’t sit well with the Steelers faithful. Like Coach T. says “the standard is the standard.”

  • SumnerYoung

    I hope Tomlin and Colbert are picking James Franklin’s brain about SEC record breaking WR Jordan Matthews. Would love to see the Steelers get a top-tier CB in round one and then land Matthews in round two.

  • PA2AK

    lol…I know this has no bearing on anything and might say more about me than him…but seriously coach T…wtf were you thinking while putting your gear on today? haha

  • chris ward

    It does seem like at every pro day, Colbert and Tomlin are pictured together more than in years past. It probably has to do with increasing amount of media coverage, that continues every year.

  • Matt Manzo

    I like Djones size but don’t know enough about the skills?
    “IF” Allen fell to us in the 3rd and we were going WR, would you rather have ARobinson, MBryant or BColeman?

    I’d rather have JMatthews in 2 but I have a feeling we might wait til 3 to go WR.

  • cp72

    If we go corner or wr in round one defensive line has to be on the short list of possible 2nd round picks.

    If Tuitt doesn’t drop to us Daquan might be the next best option. Watched a few of his games and he’s a load. Would prefer Tuitt but Jones is a nice player.

  • cp72

    Yeah he seems like kind of a one speed guy that will have trouble separating at the next level.

  • Bill Sechrengost

    I love Jordan Matthews. He just gets open and makes catches and his 40 times were a lot faster than people thought it would be. He would be a steal in round 2 and I’d be extremely happy if they get him there.

  • GoSteelerz

    From your comment, I decided to look up a highlight reel of him. Not bad, a possible late round steal indeed. We sure do need to hit on our draft picks this year especially at CB. If we get a gem late that would be perfect.

  • Sack Master

    I agree with you on both picks. I plan on posting a mock draft soon.

  • michael young

    I think it’s a long sleeve shirt wrapped around his waist. Sure beats the old “Carlton Banks” around his back, no?

  • Matt Manzo

    Are you saying Daquan’s worth a 2nd round pick? Just asking? I don’t know enough about him.
    I agree that DE has become a priority.

  • cp72

    Well I think he’s a late 2 early 3. Ideally I’d like to get him in the 3rd but I don’t see how he gets that far.

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  • frednash

    if mike and colbert go 8 and 8 again will this be the end?

    I hope not I really think the injury bug had to do with ronney being out of the country

    with bb and ab and now bell we could really get hot

    our d was put behind the 8 ball alot due to dannys kickers

    this is our nation!

  • Sabbie

    I have never seen so many talent experts in my life. The regurgitation of what actual talent say scouts busts me up……and you watch youtube reels. Get over yourselves and leave it to the front office.

  • MC

    I’d like to think their thinking desperation with this draft. A lil urgency never hurts.

  • WilliamSekinger

    +1 🙂

  • HardPunkKore

    Cowher didn’t get fired after missing the playoff 3 straight years. Noll didn’t get fired after a dismal 80s. The Rooney don’t operate that way.

  • frednash

    Maybe art and dan didn’t

    but art 2 is a different story

    just saying our terrible field general mike

    could be on a leash

    he better win!

  • cp72

    That’s why we have an option to post….to state our opinion. I am no expert, but I enjoy talking Steelers with some of the more knowledgeable fans I have come across. If you don’t want to participate feel free to visit other sites.

  • 12skipafew99100

    Robinson is underrated – nice route runner, shifty, very good leaping ability(easily better than most on the Steelers ’13 roster), good hands. With the right team/scheme, he will be even better as a pro. Robinson & Brown could make a very good tandem & an even better trio if Wheaton lives up to last year’s training camp hype. I’d be more than happy to see AR split across from AB.

  • craig newhouser

    Agree. Played against top notch SEC competition with average Qb play.
    Jerry Rice is in his bloodlines. Enough said.

  • shawn

    those are pretty amazing numbers he put up in his pro day … too bad he doesnt play anywhere near that explosive on tape … like u said … i dont want NO part of him !

  • shawn

    dont like his game … doesnt play anywhere near his pro day performance

  • Ike Evans

    Nope…no parts….limas sweed ran a 4.4 flat and jumped 38 inch vectical…couldn’t separate…body catcher…this kid….can’t separate…body catcher

  • patrick Mayfield

    in rebuttal: Hack had no where else to go so the defense was keyed to him and he still was dependable. He has good hands, Made a lot of clutch plays to win games. Number of drops compared to say Moye was incredibly low.

    I don’t think he’s a particularly crisp runner and definitely not a burner.

    Per your comment on Sweed, the guy could get open just couldn’t catch the ball.

  • Ike Evans

    Yeah he’s a competitor… I’ll give the kid that….you can tell he’s not scared of a big moment….and that’s the crazy thing about sweed…his hands weren’t THAT bad in college I mean he was a body catcher which is a bad sign but so was mike Wallace and he wasn’t as bad as sweed was when he got to the league

  • patrick Mayfield


    4 less catches and 32 yards less than Sammy Watkins on the year. Of the 97 catches, 66 for first down.

  • Hard Row

    Robinson will be this year’s Keenan Allen. Last year Allen was clearly a great WR but all the draft people got too carried away with his workout numbers and ignored his film.

    Robinson’s vertical, and broad jump show his athleticism. He also did a 3 cone in 6.54 which would have been 3rd best at the combine. That quickness shows up in his run after catch ability which is the best part of his game.
    He may need double moves to get open deep but on shorter routes, his quickness and route running gets him open consistently.
    He is a good hand catcher. He body catches over the middle and in traffic, but on the outside, he’s a hand catcher.

  • Hard Row

    Robinson had 1 less game as well. And Watkins had a good #2 WR Martavis Bryant to draw coverage.

    Robinson absolutely plays to those workout numbers. They show why he was so good with jump balls and making short catches into long runs. It backs up his film.

  • Dewayne Braxton

    Coaching can help him learn to catch the right way. The main thing is catching the ball and not fumbling it. Sanders ran great routes and cought with his hands but had key drops and fumbles. If the coaches can teach Robinson how to run crisp routes his seperation ability will improve. The kid is a beast after the catch and his physical tools make him a solid second round pick. I am sure he is not in first round consideration.

  • Dewayne Braxton

    I think you make the best point-he is better than what we currently have.

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  • Dewayne Braxton

    Why do so many fans disregard his production? The kid put up big numbers and made big plays against big competition. What else is a receiver suppose to do?

  • shawn

    Im not disputing his production in college … that in itself does not mean a lot at the next level … i just dont think his skill set transfers to the NFL like Matthews, Benjamin or Adams …. simple as that

  • shawn

    not about the numbers …. about the skills … sorry dont see it !

  • shawn

    Robinson is a dud … plain and simple .. i dont know what u see .. Matthews is everything that Robinson wants to be !!