Two players who could be of interest to the Steelers in the first round -- Georgia pass-rushing linebacker Jarvis Jones and California wide receiver Keenan Allen -- are not working out at the combine and will wait for their pro days to be tested.
That, though, might not be an issue for the Steelers. They drafted tight end Heath Miller in the first round in 2005 without seeing him workout because of injury.
"Heath never worked out," general manager Kevin Colbert said. "He had a sports-hernia surgery and, to this day, I couldn't tell you what Heath Miller ran in the 40. And, quite honestly, it doesn't matter."
Jones (6 feet 2, 242 pounds) led Division I-A in sacks (14 1/2), tackles for losses (24 1/2) and forced fumbles (7) in 20212 at Georgia and is built in the mold of Steelers outside linebackers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.
But there are some medical questions about Jones, who was diagnosed with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column, in 2009. Jones was at Southern California at the time and doctors there failed to clear him to play.
Linebacker, receiver of interest to Steelers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Feb 23