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Steelers Scout Purdue Pro Day on Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers sent director of college scouting Mark Sadowski to scout Purdue on Thursday.



Pittsburgh Steelers Tyrone Tracy
Tyrone Tracy Jr. is seen at the Purdue football game versus Minnesota on November 11th, 2023 / Purdue Athletics

Pittsburgh Steelers director of college scouting Mark Sadowski continues to hit the road and attended Purdue pro day on Thursday. It was first noticed by Joe Clark of Steelers Depot. This is the third straight day that Sadowski has been on the road, attending Indiana pro day at Tuesday and Northwestern pro day on Wednesday.

Purdue has no star prospects, but the most well-known prospect will be running back Tyrone Tracy. Known as a hybrid receiving back, Tracy made some noise at the Shrine Bowl in Frisco. So, given their exposure at the All-Star game, the team is not too unfamiliar with him. He switched to running back during his career at Purdue after starting out as a wide receiver, and Tracy’s transfer into Purdue allowed him to transform his game. In his final season with the Boilermakers, he caught 19 passes for 132 yards but ran for 716 yards and eight touchdowns on 113 carries. So, this is an efficient running back.

Two Purdue safeties to watch are Cam Allen and Sanoussi Kane. Allen is someone who can play deep middle safety and is a versatile chess piece while Kane is a big box defender who brings the hammer in the run game. And their testing numbers were both solid.

Allen ran a 4.55 40-yard dash with a 4.09 short shuttle and 6.78 3-cone drill. He might not be a guy with elite long speed but those abilities stand out. Meanwhile, Kane ran a 4.52 40-yard dash with a 36.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-8-inch broad jump. So, he has an explosive athletic profile.

Those are just the three main guys to watch. They also have a punter in Jack Ansell, who is someone to watch given the Steelers’ need for a punter. Regardless, the team is making its rounds on the pro day circuit and should continue to do so. Tomorrow is the first semi-big one with Illinois, as Johnny Newton is set to take the field along Keith Randolph Jr.