Steelers Attend Oregon, Marshall’s Pro Days

Bit of draft news to pass along in between all this talk now that Ladarius Green has officially signed.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been spotted at two Pro Days today: Oregon and Marshall.

DeForest Buckner is the top prospect at either of those two places but is extremely unlikely to fall to Pittsburgh in the first round. More likely, the team was looking at OT Tyler Johnstone, QB Vernon Adams, and WR Bralon Addison.

The Steelers reportedly met with Adams at the Combine and continue to show heavy interest in mobile quarterbacks, sending QBs coach Randy Fichtner to watch Dak Prescott at Mississippi St. Adams, a transfer from Eastern Washington, isn’t even 5’11, but threw for over 2600 yards while completing more than 64% of his passes this year.

Johnstone tore his ACL in 2013 and 2014 but managed to come back for his senior year. He was also invited to the Combine. He started all 13 games at left tackle for the Ducks this season.

Addison weighed in at 5’9/7, 197 pounds, and ran a 4.66 40. He jumped 34.5 inches in the vertical at Indianapolis.

Marshall has very few notable prospects. Only one player currently has a draftable grade according to NFL Draft Scout, running back Devon Johnson. However, he dealt with a back injury that cost him to miss significant time this year.

He’s a big back, weighing in at 6’0/5 253 at this year’s Shrine Game. He did not register on the box score during the game.

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  • Spencer Krick

    I thought Adams represented himself well in the Shrine game, I wouldn’t be all that angry if we took him or Prescott. Just please don’t pass on a defensive playmaker to do it.

  • Big Joe

    My guess is Johnstone. He’ll add depth to the LT position since we don’t currently have anyone who really can.

  • Thomas

    Johnstone looks good, but we have enough WRs and Adams doesn’t have the athletic traits to succeed. Johnson is another good player, if he falls to the 7th we may take him.

  • Daniel

    No to Johnstone red flag

  • The Notorious TOM

    Being tall isn’t an athletic trait.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    Most cornerbacks are bigger than Adams. You don’t see NFL qb’s at that size..my 2 cents. Johnstone could be good value but the knee injuries scare me off.

  • The Notorious TOM

    Fair enough. I have an affinity for short players and think alot of them end up succeeding given a real chance.

    I also don’t like the sound of Johnstone’s knees.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    The same knee twice is a real bummer for him. The name Lattimore comes to mind although he was probably worse off.

  • NinjaMountie

    These are the days I’m used to with the Steelers. Yesterday was so fun…oh well, back to the grind.

  • The Notorious TOM

    I thought he had torn each knee once not the same knee twice? Either way, ouch.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    Right knee twice according to my info. Still, Mayock said he was “the man” in Oregon before getting hurt and was rated higher than Fisher. Most teams probably have him off their draft board-could be a udfa.

  • The Notorious TOM

    If Mayock says he’s the man then he’s the man.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    Russel Wilson, Drew Brees…2ACL’s run far…run fast away.

  • 58Steel

    Represented himself well? I thought he “shined at the Shrine.” The instant he entered the game, the offense, which was doing nothing before that, took off. It went back to doing nothing when Adams came out. I like the kid. Intelligent. Russell Wilson-esque. Would like him in the 7th.

  • 58Steel

    Tell that to Russell Wilson. Measureables are nearly identical.

  • 58Steel

    Ya, from “Christmas morning” to “Christmas break is over, go back to school.” lol

  • Spencer Krick

    Probably going to need to spend a 3rd-4th to get him.