3 college teammates who could be reunited in Pittsburgh

Steelers could soon reunite this player with his former college teammates.
Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Amarius Mims (65)
Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Amarius Mims (65) / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers will soon be on the clock in the 2024 NFL Draft. For months, fans have speculated as to which direction this team will go, and there are several big needs they could address early.

Fans have speculated that offensive tackle and center will be near the top of their draft radar in Round 1, and Graham Barton is a name that is gaining steam. However, there's another offensive line prospect Pittsburgh could target who is already very familiar with a few players on the Steelers roster.

Amarius Mims could reunite with former teammates on the Steelers

In the 2023 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded up from pick 17 to pick 14 to secure Georgia offensive tackle, Broderick Jones. Two rounds later, Omar Khan moved back in the third round and was still able to land Georgia TE Darnell Washington.

Now a third bulldog could be headed to Pittsburgh.

Amarius Mims was not only teammates with Jones and Washington, but all three players were part of a dominant blocking unit in one of the best schools in the nation. While Jones and Mims only started a handful of games together, this made for arguably the best offensive tackle paring in the country.

Washington also saw the field when Mims was out there -- sometimes even lining up shoulder-to-shoulder on the football field. This made for an impenetrable wall with an enormous right tackle and tight end next to each other on the offensive line.

The Steelers clearly have interest in drafting Mims, and they certainly won't shy away from adding another Georgia Bulldog to their roster. Mims is just one of two players who checked every visit box for Pittsburgh this year in terms of earning a formal NFL Combine meeting, a Pro Day meeting, and a pre-draft visit.

Drafting Mims would allow the Steelers to move Broderick Jones back over to his more natural position at left tackle. This would be the same physically imposing OT duo Georgia had when Mims was healthy in 2022.

Reuniting Amarius Mims with two former Georgia Bulldogs would be a tremendous step toward becoming one of the most powerful offensive lines in the NFL. This is very much a possibility for the Steelers when they are on the clock in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.