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NFL – Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Recap

May 16, 2018
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NFL – Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Recap

All the NFL teams, including Pittsburgh Steelers have completed their Draft picks. So, NFL betting online bookmakers will now base their odds on the qualities of new and old players. Also, some teams are still adding Undrafted Free Agents (UDFA) to their lineup. Every football fan wants to know who joined their team through the draft pick. Football supporters are willing to know the strengths of their newly drafted players and what they would bring to their team. The list and analysis below is about the Pittsburgh Steeler’s newly drafted players. This can help with NFL betting online when choosing the right game to bet on.

Round 1- No. 28; Terrell Edmunds, Virginia, Tech

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed to improve their secondary and a quality player like Edmunds is believed to be a good fit for the job. Virtually, all the NFL betting online analysts never considered Terrell Edmunds as a round 1 pick by any team. According to General Manager Kevin Colbert, Edmunds was the best player left for them as they were No. 28 in the draft. Coach Mike Tomlin has praised him saying Terrell Edmunds is a versatile linebacker that will provide strong safety. Edmunds led the Virginia Tech team and he can as well deliver quality to his new team.

Round 2- No. 60; James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State

While making an NFL betting online, it is good to check the analysis of the team. Pittsburgh seems have brought a great player to the team. The Pittsburgh Steelers were very quick to utilize their No. 60 and opt for a replacement for Martavis Bryant with James Washington. James Washington was a senior player at Oklahoma State who had an average of 20.9 yards per catch for the Oklahoma State. The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to find the same quality they found in their last year round 2 receiver; Juju Smith- Schuster, who made great impressions in touchdowns and receiving yards. Some of the qualities that Washington possesses are his size, strength and pace.

Round 3- No. 76; Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State

The Steelers took advantage of the third round to secure the signature of Mason Rudolph as Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement. With the third round number 76, the Pittsburgh Steelers are sure of having a strong replacement whenever their aging player who is 36 retires.

Round 3- No. 92; Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan

The Steelers selected Chukwuma Okorafor, not to really occupy a special position but to add strength to the team with his size; 6-foot-6 and 320 pound. Offensive line coach will take it as a responsibility to turn Chukwuma Okoraforinto a formidable figure in the team.

Round 5- No. 148; Marcus Allen, S, Penn State

The Pittsburgh Steelers are certainly more concerned with selecting qualities and less concerned with satisfying needs. The Pittsburgh initially selected 2 safeties out of the prior 5 rounds but they couldn’t take their eyes off the value that Marcus Allen possesses. The Steelers also admires Marcus Allen’s physicality. Besides, Marcus have always desired to retire at Pittsburgh after spending summers there as a youth.

Round 5- No. 165; Jaylen Samuels, RB, NC State

The Steelers went for Jaylen Samuels, an experienced H-back player in the draft pick. His numbers/ stats in 2017 season alone speaks for itself and shows the quality he can add to any team he plays for.

Round 7- No. 246; Joshua Frazier, DT, Alabama

This selection is an awesome one because of the relationship between Joshua Frazier Pittsburgh defensive line coach Karl Dunbar. Karl Dunbar was Frazier’s coach at Alabama. Frazier couldn’t make the first round pick due to injury. Dunbar admires Joshua Frazier’s rotation style of play. Frazier is a versatile player who can command two blockers.

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