NFL from the Sidelines
Sunday, June 18, 2006
On the lookout
Looking for somebody to keep an eye on at training camp this year?

How about rookie free agent defensive end Lee Vickers.

Vickers, a former high school quarterback and cornerback, attended North Alabama after spending a couple of years as a pitcher in the minor leagues.

Just 185 pounds when he graduated high school, Vickers now carries 100 pounds more on his 6-6 frame. More impressively, Vickers ran a 4.57 40-yard dash at a workout in Orlando before the draft.

He didn't get drafted because he was raw. But Vickers is a player with plenty of potential. The Steelers like to develop these kind of players for their defensive line.

He reminds me a lot of current Steelers' lineman Brett Keisel. He has a similar build and, if anything, is even faster than Keisel.

Remember, Keisel was a former seventh-round draft pick who's now a starter.
posted by Dale Lolley at 9:24 PM  

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