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Everything you need to know about Steelers first round pick Ryan Shazier

The Steelers took ultra-athletic linebacker Ryan Shazier with the 15th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Read all the analysis, play breakdowns and reactions to the Steelers' newest player.

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Packers had eyes on Shazier in NFL Draft

It wasn't just Dallas who wanted the guy the Steelers selected with the 15th pick. According to a report, the Packers wanted Shazier to hunt down 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

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Steelers sign Ryan Shazier

Terms of the deal were not immediately released.

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Tomlin's Run and Hit Linebackers becoming standard

It used to be the 250-pound linebacker vs. the equal weight fullback. Now, the lighter, athletic linebackers are being employed to counter four receiver offenses. Mike Tomlin's Run and Hit Linebackers are becoming the standard.

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Steelers 'planned to select' Gilbert or Beckham

The Steelers didn't likely have Ryan Shazier as the best player in the draft, so it isn't unreasonable to think other players were rated higher. Neither Gilbert nor Beckham were available anyway.

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Steelers meet goal of becoming more versatile

The Steelers clearly wanted to become a more versatile football team by the end of the 2014 NFL Draft. They succeeded in that plan.

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Shazier, Bryant teammates after Orange Bowl duel

After competing against each other in perhaps the best BCS bowl game last year, Ryan Shazier and Martavis Bryant will be teammates in the NFL.

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Steelers depth chart: How the picks fit on roster

All three of the Steelers' picks through three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft will probably see snaps every game. Here's a rundown of how they will contribute to the current depth charts at each position.

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Shazier lays out Cal quarterback

It's this kind of vision and explosive athleticism that led the Steelers to take Shazier with the 15th pick. As a stand-alone trait, his speed is beneficial but his biggest value will be what that allows others to do.

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Ryan Shazier given No. 50 jersey

It's a physical departure and kind of a shock to see the jersey number of Larry Foote worn by someone else, but the Run and Hit Steelers Defense needs to establish its identity as its own.

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Ryan Shazier gets his first Steelers jersey

First reported he'd be getting Woodley's old #56, actually got Foote's old #50.

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Shazier says coaches have told him weight is fine

The Steelers shouldn't be concerned with Shazier's Combine weight of 237. Three other numbers - 4.37 - have more of their attention.

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Steelers Film Room: Splash Player

We breakdown some more film on the newest, and maybe fastest, addition to the Pittsburgh Steelers defense.

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The Standard is The Standard Post Round 1 show

Ryan Shazier is the solution to a lot of defensive problems, so says The Standard is The Standard hosts Neal Coolong and Lance Williams.

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Shazier's agent on phone to Cowboys when drafted

Gerry Dulac reports that the Dallas Cowboys were set to draft Ryan Shazier one pick after the Steelers did so. This indicates the Steelers got perfect value for their 15th overall pick in the draft.

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Shazier a reach at 15? Maybe, maybe not.

Cowboys were ready to take him with the very next pick.

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Shazier pick given B+ grade

The CBS sports crew have given the Steelers a B+ grade for their selection of linebacker Ryan Shazier in the 2014 nfl draft.

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Tomlin says Steelers drafted Ryan Shazier for need

Head coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert spoke about the newest member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and alluded to the subtle distinction between specific positional needs and overarching unit/team needs.

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Ohio State's Shazier shows tremendous explosion

He may not have the size typically associated with an NFL linebacker but he can continue building strength-wise. No player can be taught the kind of explosion Ohio State's Ryan Shazier shows on the field.

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Twitter reaction from fans over Shazier pick

It's mostly positive due to the athleticism Shazier brings, but there are some who feel he was picked a bit too high.

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SHOCKER WITH SHAZIER

Steelers select linebacker Ryan Shazier with the 15th overall pick.

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