Steelers brass was at the Pitt pro day on Monday
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As expected, a slew of Steelers representation was at the Pitt pro day on Monday. The likes of Mike Tomlin, Kevin Colbert, Art Rooney II, Matt Canada, Teryl Austin, Jerry Olsavsky and Brian Flores were all in attendance. And, of course, the main attraction was Kenny Pickett, who's the top quarterback in this year's draft along with Liberty's Malik Willis.
Tomlin and Matt Rhule were the only head coaches at the Pitt pro day. According to Jim Nagy, the Falcons, Panthers and Commanders also had a heavy presence, as they all had their general manager, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach watching Pickett.
The Panthers have been heavily linked to Pickett, as Rhule recruited him when he was at Temple and Panthers owner David Tepper is from Pittsburgh.
Colbert and the Steelers congratulated Pitt director of player development Bob Junko on four decades with the program, as Junko is entering retirement.
Pat Narduzzi later returned the favor and congratulated Kevin Colbert for his 22 years with the Steelers at the pro day. Colbert is set to retire after this year's draft. Clemson head coach Dabo Sweeney also honored Colbert with his own Clemson jersey with the No. 22 on it at the Clemson pro day last week.
While Pickett was the big showcase, Pitt cornerback Damarri Mathis had an impressive pro day, recording a 40-time of 4.39 and a 43.5 vertical. According to Nick Farabuagh of Steelers Now, Narduzzi said Mathis "may be the most talented" cornerback that Pitt has had come out in seven years.