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Steelers Met with South Dakota State QB Prospect Chris Oladokun

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The Pittsburgh Steelers met with South Dakota State quarterback prospect Chris Oladokun Monday through Tuesday this week, according to Alex Kozora of Steelers Depot.

The Steelers also met with Oladokun last week. He is predicted to go late in this upcoming draft or sign with a team as a undrafted free agent. With backup quarterback Josh Dobbs’ no longer on the team after his contract expired, the Steelers are looking for a fourth quarterback and Oladokun could fit that role.

Oladokun (6-foot-2, 195 pounds), started last season with the Jackrabbits, throwing for 3,164 yards, 25 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He also rushed for 166 yards last season and caught two touchdowns, displaying his athleticism on the offensive side of the ball.

He led the Jackrabbits to an 11-4 record, including wins over an FBS team at Colorado State and a home victory over the No. 1 FCS team in the country and eventual national champions North Dakota State. South Dakota State was unranked entering the FCS playoffs, but won three games before bowing out in the semifinals at Montana State.

Before transferring to South Dakota State, Oladokun played for Samford, where he started nine of 19 games in two seasons. In the limited action he saw on the field, Oladokun threw for over 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. His first stop in college was at South Florida, where he saw even less time as a backup, starting two games in 2018, completing 22 of his 44 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns.

Oladokun is a mobile, agile quarterback with a strong arm with good accuracy. He could be a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Steelers if they chose to take him in the draft or sign him as an undrafted, as they did his predecessor at Samford, Devlin Hodges.

The Steelers have also scouted other day three quarterback prospects. General manager Kevin Colbert went to the pro day of Notre Dame’s Jack Coan and scouting director Brandon Hunt was in attendance as Bailey Zappe worked out at the Western Kentucky pro day.

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