Updated: Mar 12, 2021
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Steelers offensive line coach Adrian Klemm was at center/guard Quinn Meinerz's pro day at Wisconsin-Whitewater on Tuesday and then made his way across the midwest to North Dakota State's pro day on Friday to scout offensive tackle Dillon Radunz.
Below is a photo of Klemm, who's in the gray sweatshirt, talking to Radunz after agility drills, courtesy of Taylor Budge WDAY TV News.
Radunz stands at 6-foot-6, 299 pounds and was a three-year starter at North Dakota State, starting 33 consecutive games at left tackle. As a junior, Radunz played 682 snaps with 63 knockdowns and zero sacks allowed in 12 regular-season games and started all 16 of the Bison's games and was named first-team All-MVFC and was a consensus first-team All-American selection. Radunz entered his redshirt senior season as a consensus preseason All-American. He started the only game of North Dakota State's fall season against Central Arkansas as the MVFC postponed its season to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a summary of Radunz by The Draft Network.
"Dillon Radunz aligns at left tackle for the Bison offense. Relatively speaking, he plays with good overall athleticism with regards to body control and balance. In the run game, he is excellent. He has a nasty disposition as a run blocker and wants to maul you. He can improve his proficiency at getting on moving defenders at the second level, but there's nothing alarming in this regard. He remains upright and demonstrates instances of good lateral redirect agility. He has the frame to gain more mass and bulk, which should make him more effective."
Radunz should be a top 40 pick in this year's draft and the Steelers will be in need of a left tackle, as Alejandro Villanueva will most likely sign with another team in free agency.