Head coach Mike Tomlin only attends about 4-to-5 pro-days at the most and this year he’s had a close eye on the late 1st round cornerback market.
The two cornerback prospects very much on the Steelers radar is Miami’s Brandon Harris and Aaron Williams of Texas.
Not surprisingly, Tomlin and his staff have been in attendance for both players pro-days and also meeting with both players.
Yesterday, Tomlin, GM Kevin Colbert and the Steelers entire defensive staff reportedly made the trip down to Texas yesterday.
Tomlin got a close look at Aaron Williams who came in at 6-0, 201 pounds.
Williams was reportedly extremely impressive in his workout, running a 4.44 forty time. His lack of speed had been the major question mark from scouts which has prompted talk that he will eventually be moved to safety.
At the combine he had times of 4.53 and 4.52. Some scouts even had him clocked in the 4.55 – 4.57 range.
However, The more I talk to people in the know, the more I like Williams as a fit for the Steelers at No. 31.
One evaluator I spoke with yesterday believes Williams has the cover skills to make an impact pretty early into his rookie season, even with limited training camp.
“One of the great things I do – go up for the ball and get it, Williams told reporters on Tuesday. Probably about 85 or 90 percent of the time I come down with it. I had to show them I have the ability to do that.”