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Steelers Out in Full Force at Georgia Pro Day

The Pittsburgh Steelers have sent the whole house down to Athens, Georgia, to scout Georgia pro day this year.



Pittsburgh Steelers OT Amarius Mims

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in full force in Athens, Georgia, for Georgia Pro Day on Wednesday. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Omar Khan, offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin all made the trip, according to Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy.

The big name to watch? Tackle Amarius Mims.

Mims stated that he did meet formally with the Pittsburgh brass in Indianapolis before declaring himself 100% for the testing portion of the combine. On Sunday, he was in the process of putting up some gaudy testing numbers before a minor hamstring tweak, forcing him to cut his workout short without completing the agility tests. For obvious reasons, there has been a lot of discussion in Pittsburgh recently about offensive lineman having to switch sides or positions as a whole. Mims isn’t concerned about it.

“I feel like regardless if you play right tackle or left tackle in college, you are a tackle. You have to be ready to play both because you never know what can happen,” Mims said.

For an underclassmen without much game experience, Mims is surprisingly polished as a pass protector. He showcases plenty of foot speed with the ability to reach his landmarks in pass pro with relative ease. The Georgia tackle comes equipped with an incredibly long reach, big hands with noticeable grip strength. His strong base and frame help him anchor against power moves while also having enough solid redirection ability for counters. Mims will not participate on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of others to watch. After the Diontae Johnson trade, wide receiver Ladd McConkey is someone to pay close attention to on Wednesday. On top of that, defensive backs Tykee Smith, Kamari Lassiter, and Javon Bullard headline the defensive group while Sedrick Van-Pran Granger is one of the top center prospects in the class.