Steelers Pro Day visits led by Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris (22) (Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris (22) (Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Eric Stokes (27) (Photo Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports) /

Is the trip down south a sign of the Steelers early days for this year’s draft?

In the next two weeks, various trips to the south became a luxury for Colbert & Tomlin, considering the talent they would look upon. Georgia being the first, Steelers DBs coach Grady Brown also stepped into Athens to view possibly the deepest defensive back unit in this class.

Led by the roadrunner that is CB Eric Stokes, CB Tyson Campbell & S Richard LeCounte are two other athletes that shouldn’t wait long to hear their names called in the draft. As Stokes and LeCounte performed into All-SEC nominations in 2020, Campbell remained firm on the other side to make one of the better CB duos in the country, albeit with the lack of playmaking ability.

As corner now ranks the most questionable defensive spot for the Steelers, they each provide valid options and nearly fit the 6’2, 180+ lbs (Stokes is 6’1) mold that Pittsburgh typically goes after. Indeed, other talents were to be seen at UGA, like EDGE Azeez Ojulari and OL Ben Cleveland. Still taking into account the appearance of defensive back Coach Brown, it is not difficult to piece together who the main focus of this visit was.

Next, if there’s ever a position to pay attention to that the Steelers scout after, its wide receiver and Auburn speedster, Anthony Schwartz, got his fair share of time with Colbert, Tomlin, and WRs coach Ike Hilliard. Schwartz is a player that needs the ball in his hands in the open field, he’s dynamic and would provide a different variation of athletic freak on this offense aside from WR Chase Claypool.