Despite interest in Georgia’s Jordan Davis, Mike Tomlin doubts he’ll be a Steeler: ‘I think he may have kissed Roger Goodell at that time’

As for the Pittsburgh Steelers and their thoughts on draft prospects, they won’t hide their intentions at all.

That’s certainly been the case so far in the Pro Day circuit as general manager Kevin Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin, senior defensive assistant/LB coach Brian Flores and wide receiver coach Frisman Jackson were all present in Athens on Wednesday for the defending national champions. Professional day.

Of course, notable prospects include defensive linemen Jordan Davis, Devonte Wyatt and Travon Walker, linebackers Nakobe Dean, Channing Tindall and Quay Walker, cornerback Derion Kendrick and safety Lewis Cine defensively, as well as wide receiver George Pickens, offensive linemen Jamaree Salyer and Justin Schaffer and running back James Cook offensively.

The Steelers are rumored to have had dinner with Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean on Tuesday night in Athens, which historically matches what they do with top prospects that interest them the day before a Pro Day. Davis, of course, is a hulking human who absolutely stole the show at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, posting some scary numbers overall, including running a 4.78 40-yard dash at 341 pounds.

He would look great in the middle of the Steelers defense, but despite the interest, Tomlin doubts the planet theory prospect won’t be there at No. 20 overall for the Steelers to land him.

“I doubt it,” Tomlin told SEC Network’s Matt Stinchcomb during a Pro Day live game from Georgia. “You know, I think he may have kissed Roger Goodell at that time.”

Talk about throwing cold water on a situation, Mike.

It’s probably perfect from Tomlin, especially considering how quirky an athlete Davis is, especially for this size. Men this big shouldn’t move as well, but Davis makes it look easy. While he’s really only a two-man inside defensive lineman at this point, which raises questions about his overall value, some teams are going to see him as a legit game changer, which he is.

Let’s hope he just avoids the AFC North if he gets past the No. 20 overall.

Aside from Davis, the Steelers were paying close attention to Pickens, a big-play receiver who missed all but the national championship game due to a torn ACL in 2021. Pickens was put through positional drills by Jackson, and Tomlin watched him like a hawk all morning, which should throw a ton of fuel into the fire of speculation.

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