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2017 NFL Draft Results: Pittsburgh Steelers select RB James Conner with compensatory 3rd round pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected RB James Conner with their compensatory third round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Entering the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of draft needs which they needed to address. Outside linebacker, cornerback, safety, defensive line, running back, wide receiver and even quarterback were positions of need to help the black and gold get to the next level in 2017. There have been numerous thoughts and debates regarding what the team will do with the 30th overall draft pick, and the debate is finally over.

The Steelers have selected RB James Conner with their third round compensatory draft pick.

Everyone knows Conner’s story. All-ACC running back who tears up his knee, only to find out he has leukemia. He battles, and beats, cancer, only to come back more determined and stronger than ever.

Don’t kid yourself, this is not a feel-good story draft pick. NFL teams don’t spend 3rd round draft picks on feel-good stories. No, Conner is a RB the team targeted, and liked. He will be a great complimentary back to Le’Veon Bell.

The Pittsburgh Steelers' draft needs in the remaining rounds of the draft now would be considered: Tight end, defensive line and potentially a quarterback, the foremost mentioned of the two being the primary concerned.

Stay tuned to BTSC for further news, updates and information regarding not just the team’s first round pick, but all 8 picks throughout the 7-round selection process.

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