Steelers with Georgia connections to watch tonight 


Steelers with Georgia connections to watch tonight 

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 11: Quarterback Joshua Dobbs #5 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts a pass against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 11, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin is a regular on the Pro Day scene at Georgia and Georgia Tech.

You can usually spot him at the Auburn Pro Day, too.

The Steelers seem to always love players from Georgia and have another strong contingent on their 90-man roster.

Here are the Steelers with Georgia connections to watch tonight: 

--Joshua Dobb, QB, Tennessee, Alpharetta High. He slated to start for Ben Roethlisberger. 

--Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State, Peachtree Ridge/Whitefield Academy. The son of former Falcons standout Craig “Ironhead” Heyward is set to enter his seventh year in the NFL.  

--Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame, Monroe Area. He was a second-round pick in 2014. He’s started 32 of 44 games over his NFL career. 

--Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky, Wilkinson County. He was a first round pick (22nd overall) in 2015. He was slowed last season by abdominal surgery. 

--Francis Kallon, DE, Georgia Tech. The London, England native signed as an undrafted rookie free agent. He didn’t start playing organized football until his junior year of high school.

--Mike Hilton, CB, Mississippi, Sandy Creek High. He went undrafted out of Mississippi in 2016 after being a 2015 2nd-Team All-SEC pick. He signed with Jacksonville before ending up on New England’s practice squad for one week. By the end of the season, Hilton was signed by the Steelers to their practice squad before signing a Reserve/Future contract in January.

--Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee, Jonesboro High. Sutton was drafted in the third round by the Steelers. He played in 45 games for the Volunteers and had 127 tackles and seven interceptions. Sutton finished career as Tennessee’s all-time leader in passes defended with 37 (30 pass breakups, seven interceptions) He graduated in December 2016 with degree in Communication Studies.

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