The Pittsburgh Steelers have invited former Kentucky safety Tyrell Ajian to their rookie minicamp, which begins this Friday, per Ryan Fowler of The Draft Network.
The news was also confirmed by Believe Sports Group on Instagram.
Ajian was a super senior last season, and he had 31 tackles in 12 games, as well as three passes defended and two forced fumbles. In five seasons, he racked up 152 total tackles, four interceptions, 12 passes defended and one defensive touchdown.
Aijan played in a Kentucky secondary that featured Carrington Valentine, who was a seventh-round selection by the Green Bay Packers in the 2023 NFL Draft. Aijan, a three-star recruit out of high school, also played with Kelvin Joseph, a second-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2021, in Kentucky’s secondary. It’s a defense that has produced its fair share of NFL talent in recent years.
With the Steelers having limited depth at safety, Ajian is an interesting name to throw into the mix. As an older prospect, he might be more developed than some of his younger counterparts, which could give him the chance to show off his ball skills and stand out in minicamp. His college numbers don’t jump off the page but they’re solid, and with just Keanu Neal, Damontae Kazee and Tre Norwood currently slotted in at strong safety, Aijan will look to earn a training camp invite out of minicamp.