PITTSBURGH — Steelers minicamp continues onward and on Wednesday, there were a few guys that wanted to show off their blocking. That included rookies Broderick Jones and Darnell Washington, who are trying to a make name for themselves out of the University of Georgia.
Washington joins a group of tight ends that are trying to make the Steelers’ offense an identity built off the running game. With Pat Freiermuth, Zach Gentry, Connor Heyward, and Rodney Williams in addition to the talented rookie, it is a deep group that tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts is excited about. Moreover, he is hoping that he can work mismatches into the offense with his impressive group this year.
Part of that starts with being able to be both solid blockers and attack outside from the slot. But that is just part of it. Working with the offensive line helps a lot, too. Washington and Jones have existing chemistry from their time at Georgia that will allow them to really flourish. Jones himself is in competition with Dan Moore to win the starting left tackle spot on the team’s roster. However, the veteran Moore is not going let that get away from him easily, showing up with a reworked body and mindset.