Harvin will have competition with the Steelers. He’ll be the third punter on the roster, joining Corliss Waitman and Jordan Berry. Waitman was on the practice squad during the season and then signed to the offseason roster. Berry punted for the Steelers from 2015-19, was released at the start of the 2020 season and then later re-signed, after which he punted in 11 games. He was signed to a one-year deal in March. The Steelers were 21st in net punting last season.
“Pressley Harvin is a big-legged guy,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said on a videconference following the draft. “When I say that, he has a naturally powerful leg. ... Excited to have him come in and join the competition.”
Harvin became the first Tech punter drafted since Durant Brooks was selected by Washington in 2008 in the sixth round and the third Yellow Jackets player who was primarily a punter taken in the draft (along with Brooks and Rodney Williams, selected in the seventh round of the 1999 draft by the Rams, then in St. Louis).