Steelers out in numbers at Iowa pro day

March 20, 2023

Steelers out in numbers at Iowa pro day … All 32 NFL teams were represented at the Iowa pro day earlier today. In fact, there were something like 66 total NFL people at the Hawkeyes’ work out. One team that we can verify was there in numbers was Pittsburgh which was represented by GM Omar Khan, head coach Mike Tomlin and Director of College Scouting Dan Colbert among others. Of course, the Pittsburgh head office is known to go to a lot of pro days, although they don’t usually travel quite as far west. All that had Steelers’ fans buzzing all day wondering whether the Pittsburgh party was there to watch DE Lukas Van Ness or MLB Jack Campbell. Fact is it could very well b either or both; however, we wondered if maybe the Steelers’ people just might have been there a day early or so as the guy in the area they really want to see is Iowa State ER Will McDonald who is scheduled to work out at the Cyclones pro day tomorrow. In fact, all the Hawkeyes’ top prospects had previously worked out at the combine so there really wasn’t new to report today … All 32 teams were not at the Bowling Green pro day today, although there was a goodly number. And BGSU DT Karl Brooks, one of the biggest combine snubs this year, reportedly had a pretty good day, despite reportedly battling some kind of bug. At 6-3, 295, Brooks was credited with a 5.06 40 clocking (which we’ll round up to 5.10). He also had a 28.5-inch vertical which would have been middle of the pack among DTs at the combine … Former Auburn QB Cam Newton, now 34-years old and looking for a job, will throw at the Tigers’ pro day tomorrow.