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2022 NFL Draft

Steelers’ Tomlin, Colbert, Flores, Jackson Attend Georgia Pro Day



Georgia LB Nakobe Dean

As NFL free agency is going hot and all the buzz, the NFL Draft process is still flying by as well with pro days getting to their peak. General managers and head coaches are working overtime at this point when negotiating deals and still trying to scout draft prospects as best as they possibly can, including the Steelers’ brass, who attended the Georgia pro day on Wednesday.

Georgia is hosting its annual pro day on Wednesday down in Athens, Georgia. The Steelers are well-represented to see the bevy of talent that the Bulldogs are putting out from their National Championship-winning team. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert, wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson, and senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach Brian Flores are all in attendance to watch.

It is interesting that Flores tagged along. However, Georgia has plenty of talented linebackers. Quay Walker, Channing Tindall, and Nakobe Dean are all high-interest targets for the Steelers. With what appears to be a hole at the linebacker position currently, the Steelers will likely look to pick a linebacker.

Meanwhile, Jackson was seen putting Georgia receiver George Pickens through his drills on the day. The Steelers brought out a strong contingent, and Jackson putting Pickens through the drills shows the advanced level of interest they have in him. Pittsburgh met with Pickens twice at the NFL Combine as well.

There are plenty of other interesting players as well. Interior defensive linemen Jordan Davis and Devonte Wyatt, safety Lewis Cine, offensive linemen Jamaree Salyer and Justin Shaffer, and cornerback Derion Kendrick are all potential targets for the Steelers to look at in the NFL Draft.

Tomlin said that he doesn’t expect Davis to be there when the Steelers draft at No. 20.

“I doubt it,” Tomlin said. “I think he’ll be hugging Roger Goodell before then.”

However, given the Steelers’ track record of picking guys from pro days that Tomlin and Colbert attend, keep a close eye on players from Georgia. They have multiple players that could be available at 20th overall that would be of significant interest for the Steelers.