A Look at Three of the Steelers’ 2017 Draft Picks

Steelers' 2017 Draft Picks pic
Steelers’ 2017 Draft Picks
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Named an honorary battalion chief for New York City Fire Department in 2014, Joann Baney is a Columbia University professor and the vice president of the communications consulting firm Professional Development Company. Outside of her professional endeavors, Joann Baney is a passionate fan of the National Football League’s (NFL) Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers added eight players to its team in the 2017 NFL Draft, including first-round pick T.J. Watt, a linebacker from Wisconsin University. Pittsburgh added three players on the offensive side of the ball.

1. JuJu Smith-Schuster. A wide receiver out of the University of Southern California (USC), Smith-Schuster was selected 62nd overall by the Steelers. He caught 213 passes for 3,092 yards and 25 touchdowns in three seasons at USC.

2. James Conner. The Steelers would have been able to keep a close eye on Conner, as he played the past four seasons with Pittsburgh. In 2016, the running back rushed for 1,092 yards and scored 16 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 21 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns.

3. Joshua Dobbs: The 135th overall pick in the draft, Dobbs is a quarterback who threw for 2,946 yards and 27 touchdowns with the University of Tennessee in 2016.


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