Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was front and center on the sidelines for the past two days of practices at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
The Steelers met with a number of players this week, including Idaho offensive lineman Mike Iupati on Monday, who the team is very high on and will likely get a look from Pittsburgh early in the draft.
While the Steelers have months of scouting to do before Arpil’s draft, Pitt WR Dorin Dickerson and Penn State DE Jared Odrick have drawn rave reviews as the stock of both players is on the rise.
Odrick is already regarded as a potential late first round pick, while Dickerson has tremendous talent but must find a position.
Dickerson spent all three practices at wide receiver but indicated that he will work out as a tight end at the Scouting Combine next month.
Dickerson met with the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, and the Chicago Bears this week, sources indicate.
Meanwhile, West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown has been regarded by many as the best quarterback through three sets of practices.
Tony Pauline of SI.com, runs a top of line draft website
and is among the draft guru’s who came away very impressed with Dickerson and Odrick this week.
Tuesday Practice Notes on Dorin Dickerson via DraftInsider.net:
“Really looked good all day. Spent a lot of time lining up at wide receiver and showed speed and terrific hands. Battled hard to make the reception and usually came away with the ball.”
Wednesday Practice Notes on Dorin Dickerson via DraftInsider.net
: “In a nutshell, wow! He is fast and was able to beat cornerbacks down the field. He is also a terrific pass catcher with strong, reliable hands.”