It should come as little surprise but Kevin Colbert confirmed two Pitt Panthers have taken official visits with the team. He didn’t specifically say who, referring to them as “the two Pitt kids” in his interview with Missi Matthews, but you can reasonably assume they are wide receiver Tyler Boyd and tight end J.P. Holtz, the only two Panthers with a chance to get drafted.
Boyd is a Day 2 pick and though he is just an average athlete, has some of the surest hands of the draft. He caught 91 passes this season but averaged just 10.6 yards per catch.
Holtz figures to be in an H-Back role. He caught 24 passes for 350 yards last season and made the practice squad in my mock offseason I did earlier this month.
Bringing in players from local schools don’t count against the official 30 visits every team gets so it’s a no-brainer to invite both in for their “official” workout, even though the teams share the same facility.
Though the Steelers have bigger – maybe not need, but want – at receiver in the post-Martavis Bryant era, Boyd could be in the mix in for them in Round 2, but it would be a surprise.
Holtz could be a fun H-Back pick with one of the team’s seventh rounders, though he could also be a sought after priority free agent.