Alabama Pro Day will occur on Tuesday, and it is expected that the Steelers, including general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin will be in attendance. However, before the big day, highly touted Alabama Center Landon Dickerson revealed some important information. Dickerson said that he had met with the Steelers on Monday’s call.
Dickerson did not give any other specifics other than that he had met with the Steelers. The Rimington Award winner for the nation’s best center has been highly touted and mocked to the Steelers for months. However, a slew of injuries could derail his stock. Two Torn ACLs, including one this season, and two season-ending ankle injuries are a sore sight. However, Dickerson did say his recovery was going well.
“It’s going well, and I’m right where I want to be,” Dickerson said. “I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Part of Dickerson’s appeal is his versatility. The Crimson Tide product played at all five spots along the offensive line at some point during his college career. As for where he prefers, Dickerson does not care.
“Wherever they want me,” Dickerson said when asked where he preferred to play.
A willing and able blocker, Dickerson is a powerful mover. If it were not for his injury history, Dickerson could be a potential first-round pick. It is no surprise to see that the person he models his game after is an All-Pro.
“Quenton Nelson is a guy, you know, just the style he plays is something that I really enjoy,” Dickerson said.
There is no doubt the Steelers will be interested in Dickerson’s services, but it will be a risk-reward evaluation given his injury history on where they will feel comfortable enough to run the draft card in. Talking to Alabama’s trainers tomorrow will not hurt in regards to that. If the Steelers want Dickerson, it will likely be with the 55th overall pick in the second round.