MOBILE, Ala. — The Pittsburgh Steelers are in Mobile to watch 2024 NFL Draft prospects, and their first order of business is the Senior Bowl. Each year, Mike Tomlin and Omar Khan come down to Mobile to find out what they have in the group, but they often have a position that they really like and want to target.
Tomlin is all around these guys, but there was an in-depth group of people attending for Pittsburgh. General manager Omar Khan, assistant general manager Andy Weidl, defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, and others are in Mobile, but where Tomlin goes is usually a solid indication on just who the Steelers are looking at in the 2024 NFL Draft.
And all he did for the entire day was hang around the offensive line. He stood right on the heels of all of these one-on-ones the entire time, talking to guys like Tyler Guyton and Jackson Powers-Johnson throughout the afternoon and morning. Tomlin is not lying when he is says he is a junkie come this time of year. But the early indications are simple — the Steelers are looking at offensive line.
Powers-Johnson showcased elite core strength, and even reset his hands twice after getting beat initially underneath his pads. But he is a former wrestler and understands how to maximize leverage and win at the point of attack. It should be no surprise that he has already made a name for himself.
Guyton is not a perfect player. On some of the reps he did win, Guyton’s hands got wide and that could leave him open to getting bull rushed or called for holding. But he has a fiery intensity to his game and the athleticism is there. I think he helped his stock tremendously and looks like a starter.
And that was in front of Pittsburgh, who are looking at tackle and center. Take it for what it’s worth, but it sure looks like the team is going to reinforce their offensive line.