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The Steelers had a heavy presence at the Ohio State pro day today with Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert and offensive line coach Adrian Klemm. Along with having a long conversation with Buckeye's quarterback Justin Fields at the pro day, Tomlin was also seen talking with linebacker Brandon Browning.
Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now reported earlier that Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis and running back Trey Sermon have met with the Steelers via Zoom a few times. Sermon reportedly said the Steelers really "like his game."
In addition to Browning's conversation with Tomlin at the pro day today, he's also met with Tomlin via Zoom, per Farabaugh.
In 2019, when the Big Ten last played a full season, Browning had an impressive five sacks and 11 tackles for losses. Browning is projected to be a fourth-round pick in the draft and he could be an option for the Steelers to develop and pair him next to Devin Bush at inside linebacker.
Below is a scouting report on Browning by The Draft Network.
"Baron Browning is an enticing prospect when accounting for his dynamic athletic profile and flashes of production via splash plays throughout the course of his career at Ohio State. Browning has all of the physical skills needed to be a standout starter at the pro game, but his irregular play across multiple spots in the linebacker group during his time in Columbus has left some irregularities and inconsistencies in his game. With that in mind, Browning finished his career with excellent play down the stretch with the Buckeyes and his role in coverage. Browning should shine in a familiar role at the pro level; illustrating the needed discipline in zone coverage drops and as a pressure player in blitz scenarios for a team looking to boost their mid-level defense."