NFL Draft Day 2: Steelers Snag A Pair Of Cowboys

NFL Draft Day 2: Steelers Snag A Pair Of Cowboys

He could be groomed as the replacement for Roethlisberger, who is 36 years old.

Rudolph was one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football throughout his career, leading the nation with 4,904 passing yards in 2017 to go with his 37 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Allen joins Terrell Edmunds (safety, Virginia Tech), James Washington (wide receiver, Oklahoma State), Mason Rudolph (quarterback, Oklahoma State), and Chukwuma Okorafor (offensive tackle, Western Michigan) in the newest class of Steelers. The former Oklahoma State wide receiver was selected 60th overall after finishing the 2017 season with an 87.0 overall grade. Despite playing alongside Washington and a plethora of talent his senior season, Ateman still recorded 1,049 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

He played tight end as a freshman at Westminster Catawba Christian School, but Trojans coach Kyle Richardson moved him to QB when he transferred there for his sophomore year.

He's the first OSU receiver drafted since Justin Blackmon.

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"Well, I don't know", Fichtner said.

Pre-draft analysis was all over the board for many prospects, but that was particularly the case for Allen, as some saw him as a strong safety who could only play the run and maybe the pass while others viewed him as a potential linebacker. My dad was a big believer in going the extra mile, doing the extra work, making sure that I was training around the clock, whether that was the weight room, whether that was throwing... "I think all that advice collectively motivated me to not only make him proud, but to make it to the next level, and then to do something that he had never done and to make it to the National Football League".

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