Leftwich, Pennington and Moss, of course, were recent first-round picks out of the MAC.

Yesterday, prospects from two different MAC schools visited the Steelers' practice facility."/>

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Steelers host MAC Day

Ben Roethlisberger considered,for about a tenth of a second, the bias NFL personnel men have against players from the small Mid-American Conference.<p>"That's my knock,coming from the MAC," said the quarterback known as Big Ben."My response is Byron Leftwich, Chad Pennington, Randy Moss. That's all I have to say."<p>Leftwich, Pennington and Moss, of course, were recent first-round picks out of the MAC.<p>Yesterday, prospects from two different MAC schools visited the Steelers' practice facility.

Roethlisberger is a 6-foot-4 7/8, 241-pound quarterback from Miami, Ohio. The other visitor was Jason Babin, a 6-2 5/8, 260-pound pass rusher out of Western Michigan. Babin, a defensive end in college, is being viewed as a potential outside linebacker for a 3-4 defense, so he obviously interests the Steelers. Roethlisberger, however, interests the entire city. He's a first-round draft pick and...

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