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2021 NFL Draft

TCU LB Garrett Wallow Has a Meeting With Steelers ILB Coach Jerry Olsavsky



The Steelers are a very busy group around the TCU players that are coming out into the NFL Draft this season. Yesterday, Steelers Now reported that DB Trevon Moehrig had multiple meetings with the Steelers scheduled, but that is not where the Steelers interest in potential Horned Frogs ends.

TCU linebacker Garrett Wallow told Steelers Now on Friday that he had met with the Steelers. Specifically, Wallow met with Steelers inside linebackers Coach Jerry Olsavsky.

“Yeah, I have met with the Steelers,” Wallow said. “I met with their linebacker coach (Olsavsky) and I thought it went really well.”

A converted safety, Wallow moved to linebacker during his time at TCU. Primarily looking like a weak-side linebacker who will be asked to be used heavily in coverage, Wallow fits the modern definition of an off-ball linebacker. Even still, Wallow takes pride in sticking his nose in gaps to stiff the running game.

“You know, I work on having active hands,” Wallow said. “Being big is key to stop the run as a linebacker, but it’s just as much technique. And I work on that as much in practice as possible.”

Wallow tested well, performing solidly in the three-come dash, short shuttle and 40-yard dash, where he ran a 4.65. Wallow likely impressed scouts and coaches on Friday. As it stands, he has firmly implanted himself as a Day Three selection. It is not out of the question that he could sneak into the back of the fourth-round.

It makes him a candidate to be taken with the 140th pick the Steelers hold thanks to the departure of Javon Hargrave. In the Steelers scheme, Wallow may be a candidate to be the backup at Devin Bush’s MACK linebacker position. It is always possible he could get work in subpackages as well in the case of a Bush injury.