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Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Profile: Clemson Safety Jonathan Meeks

April 22nd, 2013 at 10:11 PM
By Mark Mihalko

Lost in the roster turnover for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is the need for depth and maybe more importantly, solid special team depth. Usually, the Steelers bring in some later round, developmental prospects, with that in mind, there is one underrated prospect that could be a late round gem.

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Clemson safety Jonathan Meeks may not be a big name, but the non-combine invite seems to have the size and athleticism (4.47 40-yard dash) to play in the NFL. The 6-0, 209-pound prospect was an Honorable Mention All-Conference selection by the coaches in the ACC and was a key contributor throughout his career.

An on-and-off starter throughout his career, Meeks is electric after interceptions and has worked hard on that part of his game, as well as the mental side that got the best of him early in his career. In fact, the mental lapses seem to be pushing him down some draft boards.

An experienced strong safety, he has the intangibles teams look for in the secondary. If he can interview well, he is a raw prospect with the potential to develop as a late round addition.

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Texas A&M running back Christine Michael (Profile 4/1)

Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (Profile 4/2)

Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas (Profile 4/3)

UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Profile 4/5)

Southern Mississippi defensive end / outside linebacker Jamie Collins (Profile 4/8)

TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce (Profile 4/9)

Penn State inside linebacker Michael Mauti (Profile 4/11)

Florida State inside linebacker Vince Williams (Profile 4/12)

Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene (Profile 4/13)

Georgia wide receiver  Tavarres King (Profile 4/17)

Alabama running back Eddie Lacy(Profile 4/18)

Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas (Profile 4/19)

William & Mary cornerback B.W. Webb (Profile 4/20)

Utah State cornerback Will Davis (Profile 4/21)

Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Profile 4/21)

LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (Profile 4/22)

Nevada safety Duke Williams (Profile 4/22)

Clemson safety Jonathan Meeks (Profile 4/22)

Oklahoma wide receiver Justin Brown

Clemson defensive end / linebacker Malliciah Goodman

Ohio State defensive end / linebacker John Simon

San Diego State Offensive lineman Nik Embernate  

Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore


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