The Pittsburgh Steelers have enjoyed drafting some Georgia Bulldogs in the last few seasons. Broderick Jones and Darnell Washington are the latest of those players, but with more talent coming out of Athens each year, Pittsburgh continues to go that well and get players. George Pickens is another player who the Steelers have loved coming out of college.
In Daniel Jeremiah’s new mock draft, he has the Steelers drafting Georgia tackle Amarius Mims to pair with Jones on the other side. In other words, it is an all-Georgia tackle starting duo.
“The Steelers go back to Georgia after selecting Broderick Jones and Darnell Washington last year. Mims would pair with Jones as the team’s starting offensive tackles,” Jeremiah said.
He’s not the first person to do that, either. Matt Miller of ESPN had the team landing Mims in the first-round weeks ago, and it does make sense to try and reinforce the offensive line when it appears to be rounding the corner, aside from two spots.
“Reuniting Amarius Mims and Broderick Jones won’t necessarily save Kenny Pickett’s career, but it will give the Steelers a clearer picture of whether they can build a unit around Pickett that can help fix his current issues,” Miller wrote. “Mims played sparingly in 2022 and got injured in 2023, but he’s been unbelievable when on the field, particularly for his lack of experience. Playing beside James Daniels could help with his developmental curve as well.”
If this draft happens, that is the Steelers rebuilding their offensive line, hopefully once and for all. It would give whoever is the quarterback some much-needed protection, and while Mims does not have a ton of tape on him, largely due to injuries, the tape that is out there is impressive. And he would already have some built-in chemistry with the group.