Season 9, Episode 112 of The Terrible Podcast is now in the can and in this Tuesday show, Alex Kozora and I immediately talk about the winners of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 mock draft contest that we ran on the site.
We go over the contracts of the first two rookie undrafted free agents that the Steelers signed, guard Fred Johnson and punter Ian Berryman, in addition to talking a little about both players and their chances of making the 53-man roster this year.
After talking some about Berryman, Alex and I go over the stats review of Steelers punter Jordan Berry that I recently posted on the site. That discussion concludes with us discussing what Berry does well that has led to him sticking with the Steelers and signing a new two-year contract earlier in the offseason.
Steelers rookie running back Benny Snell Jr., who was selected in the fourth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the team, appears to now enter the NFL as a fairly reputable pass protector, judging by his Kentucky tape. Alex and I discuss the deep dive I recently did into Snell’s college blocking and how we expect him to excel in that area during training camp and beyond.
Can the Steelers first-round selection this year, linebacker Devin Bush, ultimately make a legitimate run at winning the annual AP Rookie Defensive Player of the Year award in 2019? Alex and I discuss the early odds related to him doing so and what might need to happen for him to have a shot at doing what former Steelers linebacker Kendrell Bell last did for the Steelers in 2001.
With the NFL’s annual compensatory draft pick period coming to an end on Tuesday, Alex and I discuss the likelihood of the Steelers signing a few more unrestricted free agents between now and the middle of July. We go over some Steelers history related to such transactions as part of that discussion.
Alex posted his first 53-man roster prediction of 2019 on Monday so we review his choices from top to bottom in addition to his early practice squad guesses.
We then proceed to answer a few listener emails we have received recently to close out this episode.
As always, several other smaller talking points are mixed in throughout the show that are not highlighted here in this post.
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