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Kevin Colbert will be going to pro days solo this week, as Mike Tomlin is stuck at the NFL Owners Meetings in Palm Beach, Fla. It's not something Tomlin is happy about either, as he much rather would be in the thick of things and evaluating talent.
“Yeah, and I’m pissed about it,” Tomlin said about missing the North Carolina pro day on Monday via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.
It's no secret that Mike Tomlin loves the draft process. He's a self-described football junkie. Tomlin is one of the few head coaches in the NFL that regularly travels to pro days.
“I like to work… I’d rather be out beating the bushes than be behind a desk,” Tomlin said on why he loves attending pro days.”
Quarterback Sam Howell will be the main attraction at the North Carolina pro day. Tomlin and Colbert attended four pro days this past week where the quarterbacks were the center of attention -- Kenny Pickett (Pitt), Malik Willis (Liberty), Matt Corral (Mississippi) and Desmond Ridder (Cincinnati). In addition, Tomlin took Willis out for chicken wings and had a steak dinner with Ridder on the nights before their pro days. Unfortunately for Howell, he won't have the opportunity to have dinner with Tomlin.