The percentage of linebackers comprising the Pittsburgh Steelers collegiate visitors in advance of the 2013 NFL Draft has officially dropped to 58.3% after the Steelers entertained two more prospects that meet clear areas of need.
The Steelers worked out TCU (Texas Christian University) wide receiver Josh Boyce and UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Allan Robinson, the Steelers could look to Franklin as early as the second or perhaps the third round, while Boyce is projected as a mid-rounder.
- Franklin leaves the Bruins as the team’s top single season and career rusher, while Boyce is projected as an NFL slot receiver.
At wide receiver the Steelers talent in depth are better, with what remains of “Young Money” Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown backed up by veterans Jerricho Cotchery and Plaxico Burress.
But Emmanuel Sanders is a restricted free agent who appeared to be headed to New England, and both Cotchery and Burress are playing down the back end of their careers.