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Steelers Very Interested in Georgia OT Amarius Mims

The Pittsburgh Steelers are extremely interested in Georgia offensive tackle and likely first round pick Amarius Mims.



Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Target Georgia Tackle Amarius Mims
Georgia offensive lineman Amarius Mims runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine, Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

The Pittsburgh Steelers went to Georgia’s pro day on Wednesday, and while there are plenty of targets there, more than anything, offensive tackle Amarius Mims rises above the rest as a potential target. And Tony Pauline of SportsKeeda talked with people who believe the Steelers are ‘very interested’ in the talented tackle, but they will have competition.

“The Pittsburgh Steelers, who own the 20th overall pick, have shown a ton of interest in Mims, as did the Cincinnati Bengals,” Pauline said.

Pauline went on to state that not only those two teams but also the Las Vegas Raiders further up the board want him.

As expected, 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 linemen 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 underclassmen without much game experience, Mims is surprisingly polished as a pass protector. He showcases plenty of foot speed and the ability to reach his landmarks in pass pro with relative ease. The Georgia tackle comes equipped with an incredibly long reach, big hands, and noticeable grip strength. His strong base and frame help him anchor against power moves while having enough solid redirection ability for counters.

For now, he seems to be the early favorite at 20th overall for the Steelers. That could change, but he is checking all the boxes on the interest scale so far.