This past week the Steelers have welcomed three such NCAA hopefuls:
- Deone Bucannon, strong safety out of Washington State
- Jordan Zumwalt, linebacker out of UCLA
- Ryan Shizier, out of Ohio State linebacker
While the Steelers are potentially deep at inside linebacker with Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams, Terence Garvin and, health allowing, Sean Spence, neither Williams or Garvin are looked at as 3 down players. Newly signed free agent linebacker Arthur Moats is primarily an outside linebacker, but has position flexibility to move inside should the need arise.
- Zumwalt is projected as a mid round prospect, and would need to be groomed for the position.
- Deone Bucannon’s name also raises eyebrows, given that he’s the second safety, after Calvin Prior, of Louisville, to visit the South Side. Like Prior, Bucannon is expected to go early in the draft.