Every Sunday during the offseason I plan on recapping for you seven items related to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL that may have fallen through the cracks the past week that should be worth your time to read or view. This weekly feature will be entitled “Steelers’ Seven Shots.”
Shot #1 – Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward is celebrating his 29th birthday today. It seems like only yesterday that he was drafted by the Steelers in the first-round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 6, 2018
Shot #2 – Are you ready for the 2019 NFL Draft? If not, thats fine because you have a little time left to get ready. You might want to start to with a quick look at the list of the top 150 college football players to watch in 2018 that Chad Reuter of NFL.com has already put together.
Shot #3 – Below are several interesting infographics on new Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph that Pro Football Focus had posted on Twitter over the course of the last several months.
— PFF College (@PFF_College) April 6, 2018
How Mason Rudolph fared under pressure in 2017, compared to the NCAA average pic.twitter.com/NBrE8TqhV7
— PFF College (@PFF_College) March 19, 2018
Mason Rudolph in between the numbers in 2017 pic.twitter.com/vjrS42nubc
— PFF College (@PFF_College) March 17, 2018
Mason Rudolph on deep passes pic.twitter.com/veB3tllF60
— PFF College (@PFF_College) March 10, 2018
The newly-crowned Unitas Golden Arm award winner Mason Rudolph has enjoyed much success this season – but where does that place him with the group of top draft-eligible QBs this year?https://t.co/EZNgDJxkgR pic.twitter.com/peGXwEZLjV
— PFF College (@PFF_College) December 1, 2017
Shot #4 – Speaking of Rudolph, now that he’s been drafted by the Steelers, its fun to go back and re-watch his combine press conference. You can watch it below if you’ve never seen it before.
Shot #5 – Not sure if many of you remember this, but new Steelers wide receiver James Washington was deemed the fastest player that took part in the 2018 Senior Bowl a few months ago.
From @ZebraTechnology player tracking: fastest player on the North team on Tuesday was Michael Gallup @mg4dontplay from @CSUFootball > 20.69 MPH
Fastest on South team was James Washington @James_James28 from @CowboyFB > 21.25MPH #SeniorBowl #CompeteAndConnect
— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 24, 2018
Shot #6 – Did you know that Washington earned his black belt in taekwondo as a high school freshman? Who is the bigger trash talker between Washington and Rudolph? You can find out all of that and more by watching the entertaining interview below that the Steelers new duo had with Colleen Wolfe of the NFL Network while at this years scouting combine.
Shot #7 – The son of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Dino Tomlin, recently received a college offer from his father’s alma mater, William & Mary. It appears as though the 6-0, 163-pound Shady Side Academy wide receiver will have several offers to choose from come time for him to decide where he’ll play his college football.
Offer: William and Mary
Blessed. Humbled. Hungry. pic.twitter.com/lsr84AjHrF
— Dino Tomlin (@DinoTomlin) May 4, 2018
Difference in 2 months… I’m up 5 pounds as well… pic.twitter.com/oLiU4K6zFp
— Dino Tomlin (@DinoTomlin) May 6, 2018