Steelers Draft Marcus Allen In Fifth Round


Alabama had a late-round surprise pick for its 12th selection of the draft. The Oakland Raiders selected Ateman in the seventh round with the 228th pick. The Eagles traded out of the first round, giving up the 32nd pick.

There is a large Penn State connection for Allen and the Steelers, besides just the amount of overlap between Nittany Lion and Steelers fans. Allen and Edmunds will add depth to Pittsburgh's defense, which has been a reliable characteristic of the team since the playing days of Troy Polamalu.

The Steelers still need help at inside linebacker with Ryan Shazier already ruled out for the 2018 season while he recovers from spinal surgery.

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But those quibbles were considered to be relatively minor after the Lions safety posted a 37-inch vertical leap at the National Football League scouting combine and followed that up by posting a reported 4.59-second time in the 40-yard dash at Penn State's pro day in late March. Rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster caught 58 passes for 917 yards.

Former Oklahoma State players Mason Rudolph and James Washington were selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday night. The Steelers still have long-time QB Ben Roethlisberger firmly entrenched as the starter, but Rudolph gives Mike Tomlin's team a young understudy to develop for the future. Dobbs, selected a season ago from Tennessee to much fanfare, did not impress during the 2017 preseason and was beat out for the backup job by longtime Steeler Landry Jones.

First, for each and every round you can only select from the list of players who were still on the board between each and every pick that the Steelers made.