Prospective NFL players spend the offseason before they are drafted under the microscope. Prospects are poked, prodded, inspected and worked over like pieces of meat. And as NFL draft types, we love the whole process.
February 19-25 will be the dates for the NFL Scouting Combine. This is an event held in Indianapolis every year, and is the penultimate event to scrutinize potential prospects outside of an actual game.
The true value of the scouting combine is of some debate. The players go through a myriad of drills. Some are designed to measure general athleticism, while others are more position specific.
However, the behind the scenes aspects of the combine are where the value really lies. Teams need to be able to put players through thorough medical examinations, interviews and in some cases psychological testing.
The performance of these prospects here at the "Underwear Olympics" will give NFL franchises another venue to break down these young men.
But what should the Pittsburgh Steelers be looking for? Are there prospects that could find themselves firmly on the radar of the Pittsburgh staff? Are there certain positional groupings they should focus on? It's time to take a look at some people and things the Steelers need to focus on during the NFL Scouting Combine.