Add another name to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie minicamp tryout list. As tweeted out by the team, North Carolina A&T center Dacquari Wilson has been invited to the team’s upcoming minicamp on a tryout/invite basis.
According to Draft Scout, Wilson weighed in at 6021, 293 pounds at his Pro Day workout, getting an invite to NC State’s Pro Day, which was attended by Steelers’ offensive line coach Pat Meyer. Wilson’s testing was poor, a 5.50 40, 26.5-inch vert, and 8.33 three-cone but he has rare length for his frame with 34 inch arms.
It’s also worth noting Wilson attended this year’s HBCU Combine, which Omar Khan was the only NFL GM to attend. Wilson’s Pro Day numbers actually bettered his Combine figures (5.63 40, 8’0″ broad) so there was at least improvement throughout his pre-draft process.
A three-year starter, he had his 2020 season wiped out due to the pandemic but returned to start in 2021 and 2022 as the team’s center. In this 2022 interview with NFL Draft Diamonds, he also talked about his ability to play guard and preference to play in a zone scheme to showcase his athleticism. He’s also been praised for his football intelligence and ability to make line calls. He was regarded as one of his conference’s top offensive linemen and briefly entered the transfer portal though he returned to A&T.
Pittsburgh will hold its three-day rookie minicamp this weekend, May 12th through the 14th. The Steelers currently have three vacant roster spots that will likely be filled next week.