The Steelers have invited Indiana defensive lineman Jovan Swann to participate in the team’s rookie minicamp next weekend, according to a report by Dustin Dopirak of The Daily Hoosier.
Swann is a 6-foot-2, 280-pound Greenwood, Indiana native that played defensive tackle for the Hoosiers in 2020 after coming home as a graduate transfer following four seasons at Stanford.
With Indiana, Swann appeared in all eight games last season and made one start. He recorded four tackles and defended one pass.
Swann was significantly more productive in this three seasons played at Stanford. He started 22 games in 2018 and 2019 and was second on the Cardinal in sacks in both seasons. In three seasons at Stanford, Swann recorded 83 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery.
Swann played tackle in the Hoosiers’ 4-3 scheme, but is likely better suited for defensive end in the Steelers’ base 3-4 defense.
Swann is the third tryout reported to be attending the Steelers’ rookie minicamp, along with Slippery Rock quarterback Roland Rivers III and West Virginia center Chase Behrndt. The team can invite up to five tryout players to its camp, which will run May 14-16.