The Pittsburgh Steelers top brass will not be in Southern California, as Mike Tomlin and Omar Khan went to Ames, Iowa, and stiffed the west coast, where top wide receiver prospect Jordan Addison will be working out for scouts to see in the rainy weather.
Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network reported that the Steelers have a large contingent in Ames on Tuesday. Tomlin and Khan are there, along with defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, and vice president of play personnel Dan Rooney Jr traveled to the Cyclones facility as well.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is not in Los Angeles to see Addison. A former Pitt target and the top target of Kenny Pickett during his ACC Championship run, Addison told the Steelers to ‘come get me‘ at the NFL Combine earlier this month. It appears someone is there, and it is the college director of scouting Mark Sadowski.
However, if history stays true under Khan, then no pro-day attendance would rule out Addison for the 17th overall pick. Still, we have no evidence if that will continue under the new regime. But Tomlin was seen watching wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson for Iowa State and the crew was likely watching edge rusher Will McDonald.
Jordan Addison did not have a stellar testing day at the NFL Combine. However, when the player in question is the top target of the quarterback just drafted in last year’s first round, there is a real need to speculate that this could mean something for Pittsburgh moving forward.
“I met with the Steelers, it was one of my first meetings,” Addison said at the NFL Combine. “That meeting went well, but I already knew them well. I like the Steelers, and I like the city of Pittsburgh.”
The Steelers have made plenty of signings to where the move could theoretically happen if he is there. But if we are to follow history, this could mean Addison has to fall to 32 for the Steelers to consider drafting him in the 2023 NFL Draft.