In the 2021 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steeler drafted 3 if not four potential starters at running back, offensive line and tight end with their first four picks. But the one man who unquestionably needs to looking over his shoulder doesn’t play either of those positions.
- That man would be veteran punter Jordan Berry.
The Steelers used their final pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, a 7th round compensatory pick, to draft punter Pressley Harvin III from Georgia Tech.
Bragging rights go out to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac, who Tweeted:
And they did draft him with final pick on seventh round https://t.co/oZ46UXdLdR
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) May 1, 2021
Pressley Harvin was the only punter taken in the draft and is the first African-American winner of the Ray Guy Award. During his final year at Georgia Tech, he averaged 48 yards per punt, and proved himself to be an excellent directional punter placing 18 attempts inside the 20-yard line with only three of those becoming touchbacks.
Pressley Harvin Highlights
Yes, you read that right, even punters have highlights in today’s NFL. Here’s a look at his tape:
Pressley Harvin Fits In
Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert praised Harvin explaining, “He has a naturally powerful leg. We’re excited to have him come in and join the competition.” One would have to think that Harvin has a leg up in this competition.
- The Steelers cut Jordan Berry last summer and brought in Dustin Colquitt.
While Colquitt didn’t work out and Berry punted well, the Steelers have already shown that they’d like to upgrade the positon.
Welcome to Steelers Nation Pressley Harvin.