Steelers rookie minicamp: Undrafted Reggie Dunn says he's 'a big-time playmaker'

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

The electrifying Reggie Dunn will be on the field starting today as the Steelers kick off their rookie minicamp in Pittsburgh.

Former Utah kick returner Reggie Dunn seems a tad miffed at the fact he fell past 32 teams over seven rounds in the 2013 NFL Draft.

And he seems quick to tell you why all those teams were wrong.

In an interview with Desert News reporter Brad Rock, Dunn said he wondered what he needed to do to get drafted. With four kick returns for touchdowns and a blistering 40 time of 4.22, he seemed beyond shocked he wasn't taken.

Rock had a great line in describing Dunn's impact at Utah:

...Utah coach Kyle Whittingham marveled: "I can't for the life of me figure out why they kicked to Reggie Dunn."

Neither could the Colorado administration, which fired coach Jon Embree three days later.

His two returns against Cal boosted his legend.

Looking at his highlights, it's tough to say he's not what he says he is; "a big-time playmaker." But in the NFL, with the difficulty to paring a roster down to 53 players, showing more dimension than just special teams is oftentimes the reason perhaps a lesser-skilled return man is used.

That's not set in stone, however. Would a team rather have a jack of all trades who masters none, or a guy who can excel at a high level in one area of the game, but nothing else?

How Dunn performs at the Steelers minicamp this weekend could begin answering that question. Either way, he is still perhaps the most intriguing prospect who will be on the field at the South Side facility starting today.


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