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Steelers Hosted Georgia WR Ladd McConkey on Pre-Draft Visit



Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Georgia WR Ladd McConkey
Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Ladd McConkey at the 2024 Senior Bowl. -- Alan Saunders / Steelers Now

Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey took a pre-draft visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a report by Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.

McConkey is considered one of the top prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft class at his position, generally considered to be a late first- or early-second round draft pick. Derrick Bell of Steelers Now ranked McConkey as the seventh-best wide receiver in the class.

The Steelers have shown repeated interest in the speedy 5-foot-11 5/8, 186-pound wide receiver. After meeting with him at the 2024 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Omar Khan and offensive coordinator Arthur Smith all took in McConkey’s pro day in Athens, Georgia.

He is the sixth wide receiver to have a reported pre-draft visit with the Steelers, alongside Adonai Mitchell of Texas, Ricky Pearsall of Florida, Xavier Legette of South Carolina, Malachi Corley of Western Kentucky, Luke McCaffrey of Rice and Tahj Washington of USC.

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McConkey was a walk-on at Georgia, but came onto the scene early anyway as a redshirt freshman in 2021, when he caught 31 passes for 447 yards and scored six total touchdowns. He became a starter in 2022, when he scored nine time and had 762 receiving yards, second only to Brock Bowers on the team.

McConkey ran extremely well at the 2024 NFL Combine, raising his stock in the process. He posted a 4.39-second 40-yard dash, a 3.97-second shuttle and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. His Relative Athletic Score is a 9.34 out of 10.

His current average draft position at NFL Mock Draft Database is No. 33 overall, putting him just outside the first round and in between the Steelers’ first pick at No. 20 and second at No. 51. He could be an option if the Steelers choose to trade back into the later part of, or just out of the first round.