The Pittsburgh Steelers currently hold ten picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, including the 20th overall selection. After evaluating players at the NFL Combine, schools host NFL teams to showcase their talented athletes in hopes of hearing one of their name’s being called on draft day.
Alabama, a perennial college football powerhouse for the last 10+ years, held their pro day on Tuesday for nearly the entire league to witness at their facilities. Among the people present during drills were Steelers GM Kevin Colbert.
It’s no secret Alabama produces NFL-caliber talent on the defensive side of the ball, a place the Steelers are favored to address heavily in the upcoming draft.
Potential first round picks for the Crimson Tide are LB Mack Wilson, S Deionte Thompson, DT Quinnen Williams, DL Isaiah Buggs and RB Josh Jacobs.
Per Adam Schefter, this would be the third straight year Alabama has had four of their players selected in the first round.
The Steelers and Mack Wilson have been linked heavily, as the search for a permanent replacement for Ryan Shazier continues. Should LSU’s Devin White or Michigan’s Devin Bush not be available, the Steelers may strongly consider taking Wilson.
The Steelers currently only have one player on their roster that played their college football for the Crimson Tide: LB Mark Barron, who is the team’s most recent free agent signing.
The Steelers have also been in attendance for the pro day’s of the following schools: Clemson, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin among others.