Georgia center Trey Hill and tight end Tre' McKitty have talked with the Steelers
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Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert were at Georgia's pro day today after being at Clemson's pro day last week, along with offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network took a picture of Tomlin and Colbert watching edge rusher Azeez Ojulari get ready to bench.
Ojulari is expected to be a first-round pick in this year's draft and outside linebacker isn't a top need for the Steelers, but Troy Hill is one player the Steelers were watching closely at the Georgia pro day, as they need a replacement at center for Maurkice Pouncey, who retired last month. According to Brooke Pryor of ESPN, Hill spoke with the Steelers "a lot" and the Georgia product said he models his game partially after the Pouncey twins.
Hill should be drafted in the second or third round. Hill stands at 6-foot-4, 330 pounds and is a physical run blocker who will fit well in a power running scheme.
Below is a summary on Hill by The Draft Network.
"Trey Hill played center for the Bulldogs' offense. He has started games aligning at guard as well. In the run game, he comes off the ball hard. He is heavy at the point of attack and plays with good natural leverage. As a result, he is hard to bull rush. Although he plays with very good power in a phone booth, his limited agility shows when he has to move and engage. This is at the second level with regards to run blocking, and also when he has to be reactive to games as a pass blocker. He’s somewhat heavy-footed and probably best suited at guard where he can focus on his run or pass blocking."
Pryor also said Georgia tight end Tre' McKitty talked with the Steelers. The Steelers could use a No. 2 tight end to complement Eric Ebron.
McKitty played one season at Georgia after transferring from Florida State. McKitty had 56 receptions for 628 yards (11.2 average) and three touchdowns in his career. He has nice size at 6-foot-5, 240 pounds, and is projected to be a No. 2 tight end with starting potential in the NFL. McKitty is considered as a late-round pick.
Below is a scouting report on McKitty by The Draft Network.
"Tre’ McKitty aligned as the “move tight end” for the Bulldogs offense. He has good athleticism, as evidenced by his good body control and agility. In the run game, he is willing to stick his face in the trenches and block. He will not be a vertical mover, nor will he create a new line of scrimmage, but he has adequate blocking ability. He is dynamic as a pass-catcher due to his outstanding “un after catch ability. He had a knee scope just before the start of the season and it is unknown how healthy he was playing in 2020."