Steelers’ Scouts throw faculty soccer panorama however, oddly sufficient, will not be taking part within the Ohio State Recreation
College football is bringing back many things. Big excitement. powerhouses. And hangovers as far as the eye can see. They’re also bringing back NFL scouts and getting an early glimpse of big-name names for the 2023 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers have scouts across the country this weekend, though oddly enough they didn’t have any at Ohio Stadium for tonight’s showdown between Ohio State and Notre Dame will have. The Steelers are just one of five teams not sending scouts, according to Dan Hope.
The only NFL teams not to have at least one scout in today’s Ohio State-Notre Dame game: Jets, Steelers, Texans, Chiefs, Falcons.
The Browns, Giants and Packers will all have three representatives at tonight’s game: https://t.co/QgdoG3mK7U
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 3, 2022
It’s the best college game of the week and will be filled with future top draft picks. Buckeye quarterback CJ Stroud is the tallest, although that’s obviously a position not on Pittsburgh’s radar. But Stroud has a good chance of being the first arm to be selected next year. Other notable prospects include WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who is fighting to be the first wide receiver to be selected next year. Top prospects for the Fighting Irish include EDFE Isaiah Foskey, CB Cam Hart and TE Michael Mayer.
Notable places the Steelers scouts are attending this weekend include last Thursday’s Pitt/WVU game along with Duke/Temple and North Carolina/App State.
Pitt DE Habakuk Baldonado is a marquee name to watch after a nine-sack season in 2021. In the victory over the WVU he got half a sack. Akron transfer WR Konata Mumpfield is a superb route runner, catching five passes for 71 yards in the first set, while OT Carter Warren is a name likely to be on the Steelers’ radar all fall. He has been the Panthers’ starting left since 2019.
For Duke, guards Maurice McIntrye and Jacob Monk could be two of the team’s better prospects. While not related, the Steelers could add a third Heyward to the roster if they wanted to, in LB Shaka Heyward, who hit nearly 100 tackles a year ago.
The scouts got to watch a damn fine game between UNC and App State, where the Mountaineers picked up 40 points in the fourth quarter only to lose on the game-winning two-point conversion, a 63-61 shootout. For prospects, keep an eye on UNC OT Asim Richards as he heads into his third straight season. Defensively, DT Myles Murphy is looking to build on his four-sack season from a year ago.
Minnesota LB Mariano Sori-Marin could be on Pittsburgh’s radar in draft time while S Tyler Nubin brings the Steelers’ lust for greatness. He also picked three passes last season.
Although we don’t know exactly who is present, they are probably generally area scouts covering their territory.