The marathon that is the NFL draft season is in its final leg. The college football regular season is through as are the bowl games. The myriad of all-star games are done as well as the scouting combine. The final phase as we approach May are school pro days. These are school-organized, choreographed workouts for prospects who have voluntary attendance by any number of teams.
What is the value of a pro day? That is up to some debate. It isn't like a team is going to have a third-round grade on a prospect, watch them go through some drills on their own campus and vault them into the first round. There is no more sanitary a way to view a prospect than on their pro day. And we all understand football is dirty.
So, if you are hoping to be able to read about the five pro days where potential Pittsburgh Steelers prospects are moving up and down draft boards, you might be disappointed. No, these are the five most relevant pro days for the Steelers for various reasons, including the bulk of prospects to choose from with the chance to compare players very closely to one another.
That's not to say the pro days are meaningless. They are quite simply part of the process—not a large part of it but still important. Any team that wants to do its due diligence should attend and gather as much information as they can. With that, here are five pro days vital to the draft plans of the Pittsburgh Steelers.