The Steelers, like any other NFL team, are loath to tip their hands leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft, but if pre-draft visits are any indication, offensive tackle is high on their Christmas list.
TCU offensive tackle Marcus Cannon visited the South Side meeting with Sean Kugler and Mike Tomlin today. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette projects Cannon as a second round pick. They also report that, despite being a behemoth at 6’5” 358 pounds he is considered to be very athletic.
The Steelers also worked out Keith Williams of Nebraska, who played 13 games at left guard for the Cornhuskers last fall. The post Gazette projects Williams as a mid-round pick.
Of confirmed collegiate pre-draft visits, the Steelers have enteretained 5 offensive tackles more than doubling the number of players at other positions who’ve made the trip to Pittsburgh. Williams, however, is the first guard that they’ve worked out in advance of the 2011 NFL draft.
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Polling Suspended (Again)
Bloggers polling plugin officially SUCKS. For weeks now I've watch as vote tallies on Steelers free agency, draft needs, and the draft itself go up... and then down.
Thanks to all of those who voted, but I'm taking the poll on Jarvis Jones down because there are 80% fewer votes now than yesterday afternoon....