Due to UCLA being on the quarter system, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt wasn’t allowed to take part in any of the OTA practices. It does look like, however, that he will be able to take part in next week’s mandatory minicamp.
According to the UCLA website, it appears as though all of the school’s commencement ceremonies will have taken place by Sunday, so that should allow the Steelers first of two sixth-round draft picks to participate next week.
While Zumwalt was likely able to take his playbook back home with him following the rookie minicamp, he will be way behind when he arrives next week. Luckily for him, however, he will at least get one week of practice in prior to training camp.
Zumwalt might get time at both the inside and outside linebacker spots during the mandatory minicamp.
Rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt will be permitted to take part in minicamp next week and will attend.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) June 10, 2014