When you think about the fact that there are 335 combine invitees, the sheer scope of the potential NFL players is a bit overwhelming. Obviously, not every prospect is a target for every team. However, there are always a significant number of players each of the 32 NFL franchises will want to target on some level.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a pretty extensive list of offseason needs, dependent on free agency of course. And with only a limited number of draft picks, they must prioritize.
While we can all keep the faith that the Steelers will do well with their first- and second-round picks, working beyond that is more like a chess match. This is where a key part of the NFL Scouting Combine comes in. Nearly every prospect that will be drafted will be on full display. This gives the Steelers an opportunity to perform their due diligence on all these tasty sleeper picks.
At the combine, they can get a better read on a player's athleticism and see how he compares next to his peers in position-specific drills and interviews, so there will be plenty to glean from this group.
Here is a list of 10 potential sleeper prospects for the Steelers to keep a close eye on during the combine.
All stats courtesy of ESPN.