Clemson running back Travis Etienne impressed at the Tigers’ pro day on Thursday, and revealed he has met with the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff.
Speaking with media after the workout, Etienne said that he has had virtual meetings with both Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
Etienne added that he believes his versatility allows him to fit well in Canada’s offensive scheme.
Tomlin, Canada and Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert were all in attendance in Clemson.
Etienne was as good as advertised during Thursday’s showcase, running an unofficial 4.40 in the 40-yard dash. He also apparently weighed in 15 pounds heavier than he played last season, making his lighting fast time even more commendable.
Travis Etienne runs a 4.40 at Clemson’s Pro-Day⚡️— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 11, 2021
One of the most dominant college players in recent memory, the Steelers would likely have to use their No. 24-overall pick to select Etienne. He will not last late into the second round if they plan on waiting.
Etienne exits 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 leader in total games with a touchdown at 46.
The 2021 NFL Draft gets underway Thursday, April 29 in Cleveland.