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QB Coach Randy Fichtner Watching Patrick Mahomes At Pro Day (Important Update)

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t sending Mike Tomlin or Kevin Colbert to Texas Tech but QB coach Randy Fichtner is reportedly in attendance, according to a blurb sent out by Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst. 

Mahomes is drawing a big crowd today with some important names showing up to watch him throw.

It seems the New York Giants, also searching for a soon-to-be replacement for their franchise QB, have a strong level of interest.

Mahomes, who has drawn some Ben Roethlisberger comparisons, had a great junior season, throwing for over 5000 yards and 41 touchdowns. He has a remarkable arm and ability to keep the play alive with his mobility, similar to Roethlisberger.

But without Colbert or Tomlin in-person, it’s hard to imagine the Steelers being a serious candidate to draft him even if he was available at 30th overall. Tomlin is at Tennessee today. Colbert’s whereabouts aren’t known. For what it’s worth, they did meet with Mahomes at the NFL Combine.

Opinions on Mahomes are mixed ranging from being the best quarterback in this draft to being only the third or fourth best prospect. The Steelers are bringing in one QB for a visit so far, Cal’s Davis Webb.

Check out our scouting report on him below and click here to visit our pro day tracker, which we’ve been updating throughout the circuit.

UPDATE: Roster Watch is reporting the Steelers are scheduling a private workout with Mahomes.

They’ve noted Fichtner was the first person to meet with Mahomes and his family following the workout. And here’s an example of him throwing the ball from his 25 into the end zone.

It didn’t seem like the Steelers had a ton of interest by just sending Fichtner but assuming Tomlin and/or Colbert show up to the workout, this is a game changer.

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