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2024 NFL Draft

Steelers Draft Digest: Top Tackle Returns, QBs to Throw at Combine

Amarius Mims is back from an ankle injury and will work out at the NFL Combine while some quarterbacks will bypass it.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Georgia OT Amarius Mims
Georgia offensive lineman Amarius Mims (65) is shown aginst SOuth Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, and increasingly, in recent seasons, quarterbacks are making decisions on whether they will throw or not. And 2024 appears to be no exception. Meanwhile, one of the top tackles on the board will run and test after suffering an injury in the season.

🏈: Georgia tackle and commonly mocked pick to the Steelers, Amarius Mims, will test at the NFL Combine, according to ESPN’s Jordan Reid. Mims had tightrope surgery on his ankle in September and was re-injured in the SEC title game. However, he is now healthy and is set to play. Mims could be one of the week’s biggest risers and is expected to test off the charts. Daniel Jeremiah has him listed as the 19th-best player in the NFL Draft.

🏈: The quarterbacks are all deciding whether they will throw or not. Of note, Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels will not throw. Drake Maye has decided or plans to throw if reports are the indicator. Spencer Rattler, Michael Penix, J.J. McCarthy, and Bo Nix will all throw, according to reports.

In past years, many top picks have not thrown at the NFL Combine, with only Kenny Pickett being the top quarterback to throw in his class. However, C.J. Stroud did throw last year, so that leaves some room for a guy like Maye to make some noise. Outside of that, everyone else is expected to throw

🏈: Lastly, from among the top players, Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. will not test. Again, that is not out of the realm of what has happened in recent years. Instead, it is largely in line with what has happened. Harrison has little to gain, and he is unlikely to lose his top receiver spot to Malik Nabers or Rome Odunze despite the talented receivers’ tape and likely potential freakshow testing they can put on the NFL Combine.