Report: Steelers in Attendance at Clemson Pro Day
Clemson quarterback and presumed No. 1-pick Trevor Lawrence participated in his long-awaited Pro Day on Friday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were reportedly in attendance, according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.
A total of 31 guys in attendance at Clemson from 17 NFL teams: 49ers (2), Broncos, Chargers(2), Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons (4), Giants (2), Jaguars (3), Jets (3), Lions (2), Panthers (3), Patriots (2), Raiders, Saints, Steelers, Texans, Titans.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 12, 2021
Happy Trevor Lawrence Day!
While the Steelers have no shot at selecting Lawrence with their No. 24-overall pick, the Tigers are never short of talented prospects.
Still, it appeared that the only other Tiger participating in the festivities was wide receiver Cornell Powell. Stellar running back Travis Etienne and excellent slot receiver Amari Rodgers did not work out.
Worth noting: Clemson WR Cornell Powell is the only other draft prospect working out today. Lawrence will also throw to ex-Jets WR Charone Peake and ex-49ers WR Chris Finke.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 12, 2021
So no Travis Etienne, no Amari Rodgers, etc. https://t.co/94KqDAN5Zc
Powell could be an option for the Steelers at some point when April’s draft arrives, especially if they are look to replace impending free agent JuJu Smith-Schuster.
He was a later bloomer for the Tigers, not truly breaking out until his senior year. Powell caught 53 passes for 882 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020.
While it would likely take their first round pick, the Steelers could also be interested in selecting Etienne to bolster their league-worst rushing attack.
Etienne leaves Clemson as a two-time Consensus All-American, two-time ACC Player of the Year and a national champion in 2018.
He rushed for 4,952 career yards and 70 touchdowns, while also tallying 102 receptions for 1,155 yards and eight more scores. Etienne is the NCAA’s all-time in total games with a touchdown at 46.
With many directions Pittsburgh can take this draft and the football factory Clemson has become, it is no secret why the Steelers made an appearance in South Carolina on Friday.
The 2021 NFL Draft gets underway Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland.