Report: UCLA OL Caleb Benenoch To Visit With Steelers Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to entertain several more pre-draft visitors on Wednesday and UCLA offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch should be one of them, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Benenoch, who measured in at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at 6054, 311-pounds, started all 13 games last season at UCLA with nine of them coming at tackle and four more at guard. According to STATS, Benenoch allowed just one sack last season in addition to 19 total pressures.

Benenoch’s position flexibility is probably one of his biggest assets and while he played a lot of right tackle while at UCLA, he might be a better fit at guard at the NFL level. As you can see right here, Benenoch has a high SPARQ score and as Alex Kozora pointed out again on Tuesday, he certainly fits what the Steelers look for in the draft when it comes to offensive lineman.

Benenoch is projected by many analyst to be a late-round selection this year and being as the Steelers don’t currently posses a pick in the fifth-round, it’s quite possible that they might target him with their sixth-round selection.

  • Brian Tollini

    Rapoport has him projected 2nd round?

  • SteelersDepot

    Personally, I will be surprised if he goes before the fifth based on the limited tape I have seen of him.

  • draframe1

    Wasn’t he the junior that Mayock was surprised by him declaring for the draft? Very athletic if so

  • Brian Tollini

    Rapoport=Crap Report

  • jamorrow91

    Seems like a great Steelers target. Young versatile, good to develop behind established starters.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Bad numbers and slow afoot, but a few say, forget that, just watch him play. I have been mocking him in the 6th and 7th rounds and he’s often there. Ramon Foster will never win a race and he’s slower now than at the beginning of his career, but he somehow has always got the job done, no matter what they asked of him. Good.

  • draframe1

    You’re talking about the wrong guy. Benenoch ran a 4.98 at 311 lbs with a blistering 1.69 10 yd split! By comparison Jayron Kearse had the same 10 yd split!

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Thanks.