The Pittsburgh Steelers have drafted Georgia Tech punter Pressley Harvin III with the No. 254 overall selection in the seventh round, the team’s second of two second-round selection and last of nine players chosen by the team overall.
Harvin is notable for his size and strong kicking leg. At 5-foot-11, 263 pounds, he’s significantly larger than a typical specialist, and he gets results from his big leg.
In 2020, Harvin led the NCAA in punting average with a 48-yards-per-kick average on 45 punts. The senior kicked in 44 games for the Yellow Jackets over four seasons. He was a three-time All-ACC selection and in 2020, Harvin was a unanimous All-America selection and won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter.
The Steelers signed punter Jordan Berry to a one-year contract in March. Berry has been with the team since 2015, but the Steelers attempted to replace him in 2020 by adding former Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt. When Colquitt didn’t work out, the Steelers re-signed Berry, who had not found work elsewhere, in October.
The Steelers also carried undrafted punter Corliss Waitman on their practice squad for the majority of last season and re-signed him to a future contract for 2021.