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Report: Steelers Meet With Secondary Prospects

The Steelers have met with two safeties recently at the NFL Combine. Mathew Fairburn of the Missourian reports that the Steelers have met with Louisville Safety Calvin Pryor. Florida State senior Free Safety Terrence Brooks has also met with the Steelers. The team is also reportedly scheduled to interview Oklahoma State CB Justin Gilbert soon, according to Scout.com writer Jim Wexell.

I would expect all of these prospects to be on the Steelers radar. Gilbert is one of the handful of candidates who may well be the #15 pick, if he doesn’t go sooner. The 6’0, 202 lb corner had 7 interceptions in 2013, 2 of which he returned for a touchdown. He’s a very aggressive defender who has great ball awareness as well as speed.

Calvin Pryor is 5’11, 207 lbs. He plays very well in deep zone or up close to scrimmage. He’s a violent hitter who has little regard for his body. He’s a first round talent who would make an impact in 2014.

Lastly, Terrence Brooks is a mid round prospect who measures in at 5’11, 198 lbs. The FSU senior started as a corner back, but was moved to safety as a junior. Here are his stats fro the past two seasons.

Year Tackles Sacks Interceptions Pass Defensed Forced Fumbles
2013 56 1 2 5 2
2012 52 0 2 4 1
All three of these players would be good fits for the Steelers. Here is some in game action to view if you are so inclined.

Justin Gilbert

Calvin Pryor

Terrence Brooks


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