The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t brought in many running backs for pre draft visits thus far, but that doesn’t mean they are ignoring the position entirely.
According to the National Football Post on Friday, Boston College running back Andre Williams is drawing some level of interest from the Steelers.
Williams, who will likely be drafted in the second or third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, was the 2013 Doak Walker Award winner after rushing for 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.
At the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Williams, who measured in at just over 5’11” and weighed 230 pounds, ran a 4.56 40-yard dash and posted a vertical jump of 38 inches.
Williams is widely considered a power back and with the Steelers signing LeGarrette Blount this offseason to serve as the primary backup to starter Le’Veon Bell, it would be pretty surprising if the Boston College product wound up landing in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers have already brought Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk in for a pre draft visit and it isn’t clear whether Williams will make his way to Pittsburgh for a visit prior to the draft.