Long time Steelers writer Bob Labriola believes that due to a lack of talent ahead of them on the depth chart, Steelers rookies should see a lot of playing time on defense, an area where rookies traditionally make very little impact.
The Steelers wrap up their 2014 rookie minicamp Sunday, and a good amount of answers have been given to short-term questions. Those only lead to more interesting questions to ponder over the remainder of the offseason program.
The rookie receiver is the latest wide receiver to get an earful from Tomlin - it seems like a rite of passage to have the coach challenge them directly. Bryant says it's because he 'gets tired sometimes.'
He's changed sides of the ball, positions and has undergone significant weight changes in his time at Division II Shephard University. Now, he's in Pittsburgh, looking to establish himself as a future edge rusher with the Steelers.
The Steelers' plan for Archer is to use him as a receiver as well as a running back, but his collegiate head coach sees him as being able to do whatever the Steelers need him to do, but a primary running back.
The Steelers two-day rookie minicamp and orientation begins Friday, where draft pick, undrafted free agents and guys who sport neither of those distinctions will show what they've got. That was Garvin last year.
Pittsburgh's cap situation largely prevents them from signing any of their draft picks before June 2, when LaMarr Woodley's contract comes off the books, but the rookies will be working at camp anyway.