The Pittsburgh Steelers added another player to their offseason roster Thursday as tackle Mitchell Van Dyk was signed to a reserve/futures contract
Van Dyk was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft our of Portland State. The 6’7″ tackle didn’t last long, however, as the Rams waived him just prior to the start of the season. He played 123 snaps with the Rams during the preseason and several of those came at left guard.
Van Dyk was a three-year starter in college and was part of a unit that led the Portland state offense to school records of 6,486 total yards, 3,330 rushing yards, a 277.7 rushing average, 540.5 total offense average and 36 rushing touchdowns.
At his Pro Day last March, Van Dyk only managed to put up 225 pounds just 14 times on the bench. He reportedly ran the 40-yard-dash in 5.12 seconds and posted a 4.88 second short-shuttle time.