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Steelers rookie class will get their first taste of NFL football at rookie minicamp

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced when their 2018 rookie minicamp will begin.

NFL: NFL Draft Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues to press on. After the offseason dates such as when free agents can sign, when restricted free agents need to sign their tender and of course the 2018 NFL Draft, now is when the actual game of football starts to take place.

There are minicamps, Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and eventually training camp. Before you know it, the regular season will be upon us and the proverbial bullets will be flying.

But I am getting ahead of myself. The Steelers have announced when their annual rookie minicamp will take place, and it isn’t that far away.

May 11-13 (Friday - Sunday) is when the Steelers’ top draft picks and Undrafted Free Agents will get their first taste of NFL football. While no veterans will be there, it will be an opportunity for the coaching staff to get to know their new players, what they do well and certainly what they need to work on.

Fans should prepare themselves for reports on the following players:

Drafted Rookies

Round 1 - Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech
Round 2 - James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
Round 3 - Mason Rudolph, QB, OklahomaState
Round 3 - Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
Round 5 - Marcus Allen, S, Penn State
Round 5 - Jaylen Samuels, RB, North Carolina State
Round 7 - Joshua Frazier, DT, Alabama


Parker Cothren - DT -Penn State
Jarvion Franklin - RB - Western Michigan
Greg Gilmore - DE - LSU
Quadree Henderson - WR - Pittsburgh
Trey Johnson - CB - Villanova
Pharoah McKever - TE - North Carolina State
Patrick Morris - C - TCU
Ikenna Nwokeji - OL - Elon
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi - LB - Toledo
Chris Schleuger - G- UAB
Jamar Summers - CB - UCONN
Matthew Thomas - LB - Florida State
Kendal Vickers - DE - Tennessee