Steelers Draft Oregon TE David Paulson With the Second of Four 7th Round Picks

EUGENE, OR - DECEMBER 02: David Paulson #42 of the Oregon Ducks leaps over Andrew Abbott #26 of the UCLA Bruins during the Pac 12 Championship Game on December 2, 2011 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

The Steelers added to their growing tight end/H-back unit with the 7th round selection of Oregon TE David Paulson.

A Swiss Army Knife kind of weapon, Paulson caught 38 passes and six touchdowns for Oregon this season, and was named the team's co-MVP on the speed of his versatility. At 6-foot-3, 248 pounds, he'd probably be used as an H-back, mixing responsibilities of a tight end and a traditional fullback.

He flashes some decent athletic ability, but he doesn't do any one thing poorly. He could pan out as a jack-of-all-trades kind of player in Pittsburgh, although he will have a tough time making the active roster out of training camp. The practice squad certainly is an option, an area the Steelers have stashed talented players away in the past.

Paulson is also the third Washington native the Steelers have drafted. He should expect to be asked his thoughts on the officiating of Super Bowl XL.

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