NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers find a steal in Mason Rudolph

The Pittsburgh Steelers select James Washington 60th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft

Pittsburgh Steelers draft former Okla. State QB Mason Rudolph

While the situation seemed smoothed over by the end of the season, with Bryant playing a big role in the team's playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the writing was on the wall for Bryant's departure.

Joshua Frazier went to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 28th pick in the seventh round. He was a First-Team All-Big Ten selection by conference coaches in 2016 and became the first safety to lead PSU in tackles since 2002 with 110 stops.

Rudolph finished his career holding no fewer than 54 school records, including single-season and career marks for passing yards, passing touchdowns and pass efficiency.

The Steelers also have a very good offensive line.

There will be many chances for Rudolph to prove himself, but not until Ben Roethlisberger retires. Rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster caught 58 passes for 917 yards.

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But Washington gradually slid down draft lists, primarily because of his measurables, standing 5-11 and running a 4.54-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 36 years old and he is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

The NFL Draft featured a number of trades in 2018, a trend that has become quite common in recent years. Others believed it could afford to wait until Round 2, but there was a name that consistently surfaced in Steelers circles: Mason Rudolph.

The Steelers had been mentioned as a team that had interest in Rudolph for months, with some projections suggesting they could select the quarterback as early as the first round. The Cowboys should have more draft picks on Saturday in rounds 4-7, including receiver Marcell Ateman.

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