The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly set to host a pair of former Clemson star defenders this week for pre-draft visits, as the Steelers will have in linebacker James Skalski on Thursday, while safety Nolan Turner will visit on Friday, according to NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala,
A two-time captain for the Tigers, Skalski totaled 310 tackles, 20.5 tackles-for-loss, ten sacks, 12 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble over 69 career games.
Not only was he named First-Team All-ACC in 2021, but Skalski also won a national championship with Clemson in 2017. He reached two other title games as well over his six-year career.
While he was not invited to the combine, Skalski posted a 4.70 40-yard dash, 34-inch vertical and 9-6 broad jump at his pro day.
Turner was not invited to the Scouting Combine either, but certainly impression at Clemson Pro Day as well. He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash, hit 17 reps on the bench press and posted a 37.5-inch vertical.
Turner was also a two-time captain for the Tigers, and was named an All-American in 2020. He recorded 259 tackles, 13.5 tackles-for-loss, 20 pass breakups, seven interceptions, three sacks and two forced fumbles over 65 career games.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin and senior defensive assistant Brian Flores were all in attendance at Clemson pro day last month.