The Pittsburgh Steelers made many fans happy when they grabbed Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. However, for some, that was not enough help at outside linebacker and those fans may be right. The Steelers do have the core of their linebacking corps under contract for 2013, but as is the case with many positions, depth could be an issue moving forward with Jason Worilds heading into the unrestricted free agent market after the season.Northern Illinois defensive end / linebacker Alan Baxter. The two-year starter may be a touch undersized (6-0, 250 pounds) but he has the athletic skills to potentially make the transition to outside linebacker, clocking a 4.71 40-yard dash. In all he put up solid numbers in college, with 108 tackles, 24 for loss and 15 sacks over those two seasons as a starter at defensive end.
During those seasons, he demonstrated a quick first snap, change of direction skill and enough burst to get to the quarterback. He does struggle to set the edge against the run and can be engulfed by single blockers, which could be a problem in the NFL.
In the end, he may have the athleticism to develop, although he may need a season on the practice squad to get stronger. At this point, he could be a pass rush specialist with the speed to get around the edge, and he should be one to follow at training camp.
West Virginia outside linebacker Terence Garvin
Northwestern defensive end Brian Arnfelt
Utah wide receiver Reggie Dunn
Louisiana-Lafayette defensive end Cordian Hagans
Florida defensive tackle Omar Hunter
Hawaii long snapper Luke Ingram
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