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”