Steelers’ Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert Reportedly In Attendance For Georgia Pro Day

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert, HC Mike Tomlin

Update: Along with GM Kevin Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin, senior defensive assistant/LB coach Brian Flores, and WR coach Frisman Jackson, Steelers’ Player Personnel Coordinator Dan Rooney Jr. was also in attendance Wednesday in Athens.

Update: Steelers’ WR coach Frisman Jackson, who was just hired in February, is also in attendance at Georgia’s Pro Day, and was seen putting Bulldogs’ top wide receiver George Pickens through individual drills Wednesday.

Update: Appears that Steelers’ Senior Defensive Assistant/LB Coach Brian Flores, who the Steelers hired in mid-February, is also in attendance at Georgia’s Pro Day Tuesday, according to Atlanta Falcons reporter Kris Rhim.

Athens, Georgia is the place to be in the NFL today from an NFL Draft perspective as the national champion Georgia Bulldogs’ Pro Day is today, featuring many of the top defensive prospects in the draft class.

If you’re not there, you’re missing out.

Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers, head coach Mike Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert are reportedly in attendance, kicking off the Pro Day circuit in style.

The report of Tomlin and Colbert being in attendance comes just hours after a rumor circulated that Tomlin was seen dining Tuesday night with Georgia DT Jordan Davis and LB Nakobe Dean. Now, with both Tomlin and Colbert in attendance, there’s more truth to that rumor, as the Steelers typically do Pro Day dinners the night before the actual Pro Day to get a better feel for players they are interested in.

Tomlin being in attendance follows a trend for the longtime head coach, who GM Kevin Colbert said “loves the process” of the offseason and scouting players.

He’s unique because he really loves it. He loves that part of the process. Obviously he’s a great coach, but he understands and respects the evaluation process, and he wants to be a big part of it”, Colbert said to on Steelers Nation Radio from the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in early March. “He enjoys it, and he’s very good at it, and he gives us great information from a coaching perspective as a part of the evaluation. Very fortunate to have that”.

Along with Davis and Dean, the Bulldogs have a number of other intriguing prospects worth monitoring for the Steelers, including linebackers Channing Tindall and Quay Walker, defensive linemen Devonte Wyatt and Travon Walker, cornerback Derion Kendrick, and safety Lewis Cine.

Offensively, names to watch include wide receiver George Pickens, lineman Jamaree Sayler, and running back James Cook.

Historically, the Steelers’ first-round draft pick tends to come from a Pro Day that both Tomlin and Colbert were in attendance for.

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