Steelers Have Personnel Present For CSU-Pueblo Pro Day

While Dane Brugler of CBS Sports thought it was worth mentioning on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers had someone present at the CSU-Pueblo Pro Day that took place on Monday, I doubt that someone was there to only see late-round quarterback Chris Bonner throw.

While the 6-foot-7 Bonner is likely getting most of the attention Monday, the Steelers probably sent someone to get a close look at undersized defensive end Darius Allen, who led Division II with 15 1/2 sacks in 2014 on his way to being named the Gene Upshaw Award winner. Allen fits best at the NFL level as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense and the Steelers might target him as an undrafted free agent, as he reminds you a little of Howard Jones, who the Steelers signed last year as an undrafted edge rusher out of Shepherd.

In addition to having interest in Allen, the Steelers might also want to get a close look at cornerback C.J. Roberts, who recorded 7 interceptions and 56 total tackles in 2014. Like Allen, Roberts is likely to go undrafted.

  • steelster

    I hope they aren’t looking at bonner because I love Landry Jones.

  • PittsburghSports

    I really like Dane. Cool guy. A good twitter follow. His big board on fanspeak is one of the better ones, if not the best, too. If the Steelers wanted to throw a 6th rd pick at a QB I’m all for it. Bonner is tall, and I love the way he moves around in the pocket. Seems like he has a rocket arm too.

  • puCrepeaP

    Is Bonner a poor man’s Brock Osweiller?

  • Milliken Steeler

    Damn it. lol That’s my hometown, just two hours south of here. That would have been worth taking a day off if I could have known somehow. The kid is pretty good by the way.

  • JNick

    No.
    Brock Osweiler is a poor’s man Bonner.

  • steelburg

    I agree. When you watch Bonner on film he moves a lot better than Brock Oswelier. Bonner isn’t going to set the world on fire with speed or anything but he is very similar to Ben with how good he moves within the pocket and he has a rocket for a arm. I don’t see him shaking off tacklers like Ben because he has a slim frame But he would be a perfect fit to move Landry Jones off the roster and some day replace Ben if he can develop.

  • LucasY59

    you and everyone else

  • Dave Lammers

    I hope they make a visit today for Byron jones

  • steeltown

    Hell yea I’ll take D.Allen and CJRoberts post draft. You never know when you’ll unearth a gem.