Steelers Meet With Jason Spriggs At Indiana Pro Day

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to show interest in some of the best tackles in this year’s class, meeting with Jason Spriggs at the Hoosiers’ Pro Day according to Tony Pauline. He describes the interaction as a “long sit down.”

It is not clear if it was a team scout or Mike Munchak who attended the workout. With Jerald Hawkins coming into town today, it would be surprising to see Munchak gone from the facility.

Pauline notes Spriggs’ Pro Day workout was solid, recording a 35 inch vertical and a 7.37 in the three cone.

Spriggs was just one of four sub 310 pound offensive linemen to “fit” our criteria when I studied the team’s draft trends along the offensive line. He’s also a 48 game starter and team captain, two elements the Steelers really prize.

I wrote the scouting report on him last month, which you can at the end of this article.¬†¬†Though I believe him to be a late second round talent, with his athleticism and being part of a weak tackle class, he is nearly certain to go much higher than that. Pauline indicates Spriggs as a late first round pick. If the Steelers don’t trade up/down, they’ll have to use the 25th pick on him, something that does not seem terribly likely.

Still, he’s another in a long list of names to monitor as we steamroll closer to the draft.

2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Indiana LT Jason Spriggs

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  • Big Joe

    Yah. Not seeing him as a late Rd 1 guy but definitely in 2nd

  • Tim Goetz

    I hope they do not go OL in the first. Just say no to OL, TE, RB, QB in the first. BPA at any of the other positions.

  • Bill Sechrengost

    Thanks for keeping us updated on all of the visits for the pro days. I don’t really see Spriggs as a first-round Steelers selection, but you never know. I saw that Jerry Olsavsky was at Tennessee’s pro day, maybe looking at Curt Maggitt the LB. He has talent, but also an injury history. May be a 6th or 7th rounder. Might be a guy the Steelers take a chance on.

  • CP72

    From Indiana and forced to watch IU football….

    Spriggs is a dancing bear. He’s got one the best kickslides you’ll see. Just a really good athlete. He is my surprise top 20 pick in the draft. Coaches are gonna see his tools and fall in love. Kinda has some Lane Johnson to him. Think he’s a better player than Flowers who went early first round last year.

    Ledyard and I have discussed Spriggs a bunch. He’s going to get picked before he should.

  • Kelly Walker

    I wouldn’t go WR in the 1st either.

  • Biggie

    Workout warrior that happens every draft. Great athlete but lacks alot in pass protection and playing strength. Word is he needs to move inside. He will end up overdrafted in top of 2nd to bottom 1st.

  • PittsburghSports

    96.7% chance we take an offensive player with 1 of our first 3 picks based on 90 years of Steelers drafts. Even against those odds it’s tough to project a single offensive player in the top 4 picks. Too many needs.

  • Matt Manzo

    I’d imagine a WR over an OT, unless they wanna put Spriggs at guard.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    I know Steeler fans don’t want to hear this but… What if we could draft a guy who had the length + strength + quickness to be our LG of the future OR our LT of the future? Either one we needed? What would that be worth?

    One of them just signed with Oakland for almost $12 million per year. His name is Keleche Osemele.

    If you want the next guy like that… His name is Jason Spriggs.

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    I like him a lot, he just needs to add some weight and strength. But as you said they’d have to take him in the first if they absolutely had to have him.

  • Alex B

    There are some knocks on his overall strength in run blocking, and the technical side of his game, but he is absolutely a top tier pass protector and I haven’t seen anyone saying he needs to move inside. He has the perfect build and athleticism to play tackle.

  • CP72

    There’s a 100 percent chance I will be made when they do.

  • Nicholas Allen Cotner

    Go Hoosiers!