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NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers find a steal in Mason Rudolph

30 April 2018

Pittsburgh picked up an extra pick on the second day of the draft when they acquired the 79th overall selection from Oakland in a trade that sent wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the Raiders. While the situation seemed smoothed over by the end of the season, with Bryant playing a big role in the team's playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the writing was on the wall for Bryant's departure.

With their final pick in the 7th round, the Steelers selected DT Joshua Frazier. Rudolph is the sixth quarterback drafted this year and the first taken since Lamar Jackson went to the Ravens with the 32nd overall pick. Does Roethlisberger have one more championship run left in him?

Allen is the second safety selected by the Steelers in the draft.

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Rudolph finished his career holding no fewer than 54 school records, including single-season and career marks for passing yards, passing touchdowns and pass efficiency. Former Pitt wide receiver and returner Quadree Henderson also signed a free agent deal with the Steelers.

Additionally, Washington became the 30th Cowboy to be selected in the first two rounds.

As we all know, NFL Draft talk is not just confined to February, March, and April.

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The question is: How long will it take for Mason Rudolph to receive his first start with the Pittsburgh Steelers?

The duo, which connected for 32 touchdowns in four years at OSU and led the school to three consecutive 10-win seasons, joins a franchise that has one of the NFL's most notable quarterback-receiver combos in Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown. Receivers Marcell Ateman and Chris Lacy, and safety Tre Flowers are among the OSU players who could be targeted on Saturday.

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NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers find a steal in Mason Rudolph