Report: Steelers Interview Toledo TE Michael Roberts At Combine

Rounding out today’s news with one last player the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly interviewed. NFL Draft guru Tony Pauline is reporting the team had a formal interview with Toledo TE Michael Roberts today.

Roberts had a sensational final season at Toledo, leading all tight ends with 16 touchdowns on just 45 overall receptions. He ended his Rockets’ career with 70 grabs for 832 yards and 22 touchdowns. Standing in at 6’6 270, he’s regarded highly as a blocker, a dying art in college football. With how much emphasis the Steelers put on blocking tight ends, it’s no surprise to hear they have some level of interest.

He was an invite to the Senior Bowl, giving the Steelers a grand stage to watch him closer.

Tight end is a position the Steelers are expected to look at given the uncertain future of Ladarius Green, still working his way back from a late-season concussion, at least the third he’s suffered in the past two regular seasons.

Look for a full report on Roberts in the coming future.

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Alex Kozora

Full-time blogger from mom’s basement. Marrying tape and statistics. Chidi Iwuoma is my favorite Steeler of all-time.

  • T3xassteelers

    Why haven’t I heard of him?? He looks pretty good!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Took the words right out of my mouth!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    He looks like a DE playing TE. I like!

  • T3xassteelers

    He REALLY does! He looks thin too! I don’t know what round he’s projected to go in, but I’d love to get him early day 3!

  • Douglas Andrews

    GUICCII!…back to the article He’s got some nice hands. Also looks powerful in the open field as a runner. What round is this guy projected?

  • SoCal Steeler

    Off to the scouting reports to check him out now.

  • Durango Snowman

    40 times on whatever site I was just looking at put him at 4.8. It will be interesting to see what he does at the combine

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Does anyone else fee like he “alligator arms” most of his catches?

    Stretch those 34″ vines out there, my 6’6″ friend.

  • CP72

    Was watching him at the Senior Bowl. He moves really well for a guy his size.

    Been seeing Day 3 projections on him.

  • The Truth

    11.5″ hands?!

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  • tcirish53@gmail.com

    WHOAAAA!!!!!!
    Look S like we got a SLEEPER here!!!!
    AND he can block in-line?
    Would be an awesome addition whether L Green plays or not!

  • tcirish53@gmail.com

    Yes and u need to GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE!!!!

  • tcirish53@gmail.com

    Perhaps a draft profile of this kid is in order?
    How about it, Alex?

  • Alex Kozora

    Yup, he’s on the to-do list.

  • Jason Vancil

    Dude has catcher mitts as hands.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Velcro mitts!

  • Douglas Andrews

    Hope the Steelers snap him up.