Updated: Apr 29
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With Vance McDonald retiring last month, the Steelers have just one tight end on their roster with extensive NFL experience and that's Eric Ebron. The Steelers could use a solid No. 2 option at tight end in this year's draft and according to Justin Melo of The Draft Network, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert got a close look at Ole Miss tight end Kenny Yeboah at the Senior Bowl by sitting in on his meeting with the team. Melo says it's not often that you see a general manager or head coach sit in on a prospect meeting at the Senior Bowl.
Yeboah stands at 6'3 7/8," 247 pounds and finished his college career with 74 receptions for 1,062 yards (14.4 average) and 12 touchdowns. Yeboah spent his first four years at Temple and then played at Ole Miss in 2020 after entering the transfer portal to play at another program for his final season of eligibility.
In his last year at Temple in 2019, he recorded 19 receptions for 233 yards (12.3 average) and five touchdowns in 10 games. In seven games this past year, Yeboah had 27 receptions for 524 yards (19.4 average) and six touchdowns. He averaged over 70 yards per game and also averaged almost 20 yards per catch. Yeboah had a breakout year at Ole Miss in Lane Kiffin's offense and caught the eye of NFL talent evaluators by being invited to the Senior Bowl in mid-November.
Yeboah is projected to be a late-Round 3, early-Day 3 pick, according to Pro Football Network. Yeboah is a good athlete but is not considered to be a burner. He is still a little bit raw in his route running, but if he can sharpen up in that area it would be beneficial as he has great size and could be a mismatch in the red zone. Yeboah is far from being a complete package, but he is a decent blocker and a good receiving threat. He also was productive in the SEC in his only season playing in the conference. Almost 20 yards per reception and six touchdowns in seven games is certainly noteworthy.