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Pittsburgh Steelers Meet with Three More Prospects at the NFL Combine

February 24th, 2014 at 10:51 PM
By Mark Mihalko
The NFL Combine is in full swing and reports linking players to team meetings continue to be leaked.  While much of the focus has shifted to the defensive side of the ball, the news of who the Pittsburgh Steelers have met with continues to be intriguing.
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While many of the initial prospects mentioned would fill the need of a big wide out, and they were profiled in this site. These next three all fall on the defensive side of the ball, with their names being familiar to readers of Steelers 101. 
 
According to reports, the Steelers have met with Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix III, Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert, and North Carolina defensive end  Kareem Martin. If those three, Martin would likely be the only prospect available after the teams number 15 selection. Nix and Gilbert are both projected to be the top prospects at the positions.
 
Martin is a hybrid end that appears to have the ability to play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme. At 6-5 , 272 pounds, he is big enough to anchor against the run, as well as push the pocket from the edge. At this point, he is projected to be a second or third round selection, who could rise with solid offseason workouts.
 
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Tags: Football, Justin Gilbert, Kareem Martin, Louis Nix, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers

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