Steelers Host QB Peterman, Edge Ebukam For Pre-Draft Visits

The Pittsburgh Steelers are starting their week off by hosting a few more pre-draft visitors and according to Bob Labriola of, Monday’s guests are Pittsburgh quarterback Nathan Peterman and Eastern Washington edge-rusher Samson Ebukam.

Peterman, who measured in at this year’s scouting combine at 6024, 226-pounds, threw for 2,855 yards and 27 touchdowns last season at Pittsburgh. Peterman started his college career at Tennessee before transferring to Pittsburgh. He is considered a local product and thus will not count against the Steelers 30 allotted outside pre-draft visitors.

Ebukam, who played in 53 games at Eastern Washington, registered 24 total sacks during his college career. While not invited to this year’s combine, Ebukam measured in at 6017, 240-pounds at his pro day and registered a 40-yard-dash time of 4.50 seconds in addition to doing 24 reps on the bench, according to He also posted a vertical jump of 39-inches along with a 10’10” broad jump.

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  • george

    Ebukam seeems to small for an OLB in a NFL 3-4 defense. I wonder how he’d fair as an ILB.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    I’m sure that’s part of the reason for the visit to Pittsburgh. Same height as Timmons, but bigger and faster. How many LB’s are there who weigh 240 and run a 4.5 forty?

  • grw1960

    Most sites have Samson as a 7th to a UDFA.
    Seems like a late 5 to 6th round special teams starter to me

  • Steve Johnson

    About the same size as James Harrison.

  • Michael Conrad

    Ok that is 4 QB’s. Looking back a pre draft visits if steelers hosted four or more of any one position have they drafted a player from that position in the draft every time.I would think they did.

    The table is set for Colbert to have a very productive draft. Good players and Steelers needs in every round.

  • falconsaftey43

    These are positions with 4+ visits.
    2016: CB, S, DL (Burns, Davis, Hargrave)
    2015: OLB, CB, TE, WR (Dupree, Golson, James, Coates)
    2014: CB, ILB, WR, DL, S, OLB (Shazier, Tuitt, Zumwalt, McCullers, Bryant)

    2015 and 2016 had all 4+ visits drafted. 2014 missed 2, but the visits were more spread out by position.

  • LucasY59

    glad Peterman doesnt count against the visits, the team should already have a pretty good idea of him as a player, but might as well talk to him a little more since they can

    Ebukam (and Jones earlier) are some random “never heard of them before” types, Samson doesnt get a lot of attention even though Kupp was on the team and probably had scouts at most games, so he mightve made some of them pay attention, and his pro day gains him some interest as well

    both are worth bringing in IMO

  • george

    He’s taller than Harrison and lighter than Harrison. Different body type but besides that James Harrison is an anomaly in many ways.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Ebukam is one of those late round double dip guys.

  • MC

    39 inch vert is nothing to sneeze at as well.

  • Marcel Chris Chauvet

    That was my first thought. Watched his tape vs. Washington state. He dropped into coverage quite a bit. Even played some man. He did line up at ILB, but he blitzed just about every time from there. He certainly moves like an ILB. Based on size, speed, explosion, movement drills, coverage ability, etc…. he might be a poor mans Haason Reddick. Def worthy of a late round pick.

  • Bradys_Dad

    I’d love to nab Peterman in the 4th (maybe even the 2nd 3rd round pick). A year or two behind Ben and I think he could really develop in to a nice, maybe not hall of fame, starter. His mechanics can be tailored but his intangibles such as leadership, vision and willingness to learn are tough to find. He also seems to be a pretty high character guy. We could do much worse.