Report: Steelers Schedule LSU T Jerald Hawkins For Pre-Draft Visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers are actively lining up players for pre-draft visits and we now know that LSU tackle Jerald Hawkins is scheduled to come to town ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft.

According to NFL Draft Diamonds, Hawkins will meet with the Steelers on March 31st through April 1st.

Hawkins, who measured in at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at 6055, 305-pounds, reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 5.23 seconds while in Indianapolis. He did 23 reps on the bench and had a vertical jump of 23.5-inches.

Hawkins, an underclassman in this year’s draft class, played in and started 37 games during his career at LSU with 25 starts coming at right tackle and 12 more at left tackle. He made the switch from right tackle to left tackle last season. He reportedly played a total of 754 offensive snaps in 2015 and recorded 38 knockdown blocks, according to his bio.

The Steelers interest in Hawkins is quite interesting being as they signed former Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Harris to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

Last week, Clemson safety Jayron Kearse told the media that he also has a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Steelers.

  • Big Joe

    Good. Thanks for heads up. He’s one I can see as a 3rd or 4th rd pick

  • PittsburghSports

    Not really paying much attention to offensive lineman, but I had him listed among my 3rd rd players.

  • Big Joe

    Not all that shocking Dave if they’re looking for someone to develop to take over down the line. Hawkins shows promise and there’s no guarantee Harris sticks beyond this year

  • Brian Miller

    Sound like the writing is on the wall for Mr. Adams…another failed 2nd round pick…sheesh.

  • Thank goodness for 2nd rd picks Bell and Tuitt!

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    LSU linemen have been hit or miss in the NFL but maybe that’s par for the course. Anybody know how La’el Collins fared for Dallas last year?. He was much more highly rated than this guy.

  • Brian Miller

    True that…