A new running back may be coming to town after the 2020 NFL Draft. The Steelers have been linked to a couple of running backs over the draft process dating back to the combine.
The Steelers and TCU RB Sewo Olonilua have had multiple interviews over the past few weeks, sources tell SteelersNow.
The Steelers first showed interest in Olonilua when they met with him at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. They also met with him at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Olonilua’s 6-foot-3, 232-pound frame fits exactly the Steelers mold of running back. He ran a 4.66 40-yard dash with a 37 inch vertical at the NFL Combine. In four years with the Horned Frogs, Ololnilua ran for 1,624 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns in addition to 60 receptions for 383 receiving yards.
For a running back so big, Olonilua has good burst and quickness. In addition, he has soft hands and natural receiving skills for the position. That is likely the skillset that has allured the Steelers to Olonilua throughout the entire draft process leading up to this point.
Olonilua is expected to be picked on day three of the NFL draft with his stock ranging anywhere from the late fourth round to the late sixth round. If the value is right, expect Pittsburgh to pick Olonilua and add him to their running back room.