As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hot and heavy on the annual Pro Day trail so far this offseason. With general manager Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin have already hit at least seven stops together so far. Colbert, who has hit eight Pro Days to date, said on Sunday that he has four more scheduled for this coming week.
As of last week, Colbert has been spotted at eight Pro Days, and that list includes Georgia, Clemson, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Liberty, Ole Miss, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame. Tomlin was with Colbert for at least seven of those Pro Days, as there was no report of him attending the Notre Dame Pro Day on Friday. Maybe Tomlin was there and just wasn’t spotted.
So, where will Colbert go next week on his four stops? The North Carolina and Alabama Pro Days are on Monday and Wednesday, respectively, so you can count on Colbert both being at those two schools. Tomlin said on Sunday that the annual league meetings in Florida this week will prevent him from being at the North Carolina Pro Day on Monday and that he’s not too happy about it. As for Tuesday, both West Virginia and Florida State have their Pro Days scheduled, and Colbert has been to both schools quite frequently in the past. As for Thursday, Western Kentucky might be yet another stop for Colbert and Tomlin on their 2022 tour.
The LSU Pro Day is on April 6, so that could wind up being the last stop for Colbert and Tomlin in 2022.
If indeed Colbert and Tomlin hit North Carolina and Western Kentucky this coming week, they will have observed almost all of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft class in person at their respective Pro Days.
Colbert admitted on Sunday that the team adding a quarterback in free agency this offseason in Mitch Trubisky doesn’t preclude them from drafting another one.
“We’ve been at top quarterback pro days for the first time in a long time because we may be in a position where we have (a need),” Colbert said Sunday. “Does that mean we’re taking one? Possibly.”