Prospect Visits: Day 4

Every year, each team gets to bring in 30 draft prospects for individual meetings and workouts with the team. For an insider’s look at what goes on during these Player Visits, check out this podcast from former Ravens & Browns scout Daniel Jeremiah at Move The Sticks. (Here’s a full list of his podcasts — you can also find them on iTunes under “Move The Sticks”). To try to give you all the most information possible about the prospects the Steelers are bringing in for workouts, we compiled rankings from four different scouting websites: Draft Breakdown,Mocking the Draft, NFL House, and Scar Draft. We highly recommend all of them as a go-to sources for draft information. You can find quick-links to all of our recommended draft sites under the “Draft Resources” tab at the far right of the menu bar at the top of the page. You can also find a log of all the draft prospects the Steelers have brought in under the “NFL Draft Preview” tab.

Prospect Visits: Day 4
Eric Norwood (LB-South Carolina)
6’1″ 252 lbs
Draft Breakdown: #44 overall, #3 OLB
Mocking the Draft: #54 overall, #5 OLB
NFL House: #37 overall, #2 OLB
Scar Draft: #58 overall, #6 3-4 OLB
Projected Round: late 1st-3rd round
Norwood is one of the best blitzing linebackers in this draft. As we discussed yesterday, the Steelers have a need for pass rushers behind Woodley and Harrison. If we do take Norwood, it would likely be in the second round. It’s good to see the Steelers trying to address some of the depth concerns on the roster. Finally, if we do draft a pass-rusher, don’t be surprised if Dick LeBeau concocts a crazy defensive scheme to get all 3 blitzing linebackers on the field at the same time. Green Bay did it last year with their 5-linebacker package.
Prospect Visits: Day 4
Brandon Ghee (CB-Wake Forest)
5’11” 192 lbs


Draft Breakdown: #82 overall, #10 CB
Mocking the Draft: #89 overall, #11 CB
NFL House: #80 overall, #15 CB
Scar Draft: #35 overall, #4 CB
Projected Round: 2nd-4th round
Ghee has a pretty good upside because of his sub-4.4 speed. He has good cover skills in close areas, but can get separated from receivers downfield. He also struggled a bit against bigger receivers. One of Ghee’s biggest strengths is his range and jumping ability – he didn’t intercept a lot of balls, but scouts love his ability to “high point” the ball (time his jump so that he reaches the ball at the apex of the jump). The way the Steelers secondary looks, Ghee could probably step into the nickel or dime package right away. From what the scouts have said (and if you notice the rankings) there is a pretty big split on Ghee. Some see him as a Top 5 corner in the draft, and others have him ranked a lot lower. This means that Ghee could go as high as the top of the second round, or could still be undrafted by Saturday (when the 4th round begins).


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