Steelers Select Pittsburgh RB James Conner In The Third Round Of The 2017 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Pittsburgh running back James Conner in the third-round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 105th overall pick.

Conner, who measured in at the scouting combine at 6014, 233-pounds, rushed for 3,733 yards and 52 touchdowns during his college career. He overcame Hodgkin’s Lymphoma during the 2015 season.

The Steelers, as expected, had Connner in for a pre-draft visit in April.

The Steelers last drafted a player who played his college football at Pittsburgh in 2000 when cornerback Hank Poteat was drafted.

COMBINE 40-YD: 4.65 | 10-YD: 1.63 | 20-YD: 2.69 | BP: 20 | VJ: 29 | BJ: 09’05”

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