The Steelers had a large, notable presence in Athens at Georgia’s Pro Day. Both Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin went to Bulldogs Pro Day to check out a bevy of prospects. After speaking with Tre McKitty, McKitty told Steelers Now that he has met with the Steelers.
The impressive tight end’s stock rose after an impressive Senior Bowl where he made a bevy of one-handed catches. Notably, McKitty said that the performance in Mobile certainly helped him.
“That process down there really helped me a lot,” McKitty said. “I got to show out and really prove my worth to scouts right to their face.”
McKitty did not work out at the Pro Day. Whether that was due to injury or another circumstance, the only exposure the Steelers would have received to McKitty today would have purely been through interviews. It is clear the Steelers are taking advantage of that opportunity.
As for McKitty, he came to Georgia as a move tight end who used to play a lot more flexed out wide rather than in an H-Back or in-line role. It was that factor that made McKitty believe he had to transfer to up his NFL Draft stock.
“I transferred to Georgia to show off my blocking skills,” McKitty said. “Proving that I could block against SEC competition was something I wanted to do.”
The Steelers have a notable need at tight end after Vance McDonald’s retirement. Eric Ebron is also entering the last year of his contract in Pittsburgh. McKitty would fill the versatile role the Steelers need, and can both be dangerous in space as a receiver and adequate in-line as a blocking tight end.
He is a projected Early Day 3 pick right now, and the Steelers could use one of their two fourth-round picks on the talented Georgia product.