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Steelers 2018 Minicamp Recap Day 3: Mason Rudolph shows tremendous promise in final workout

Minicamp is over for the Pittsburgh Steelers and, in extensive reps, Mason Rudolph showed a thing or two.

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The offseason workouts started with Mason Rudolph, and the minicamp workouts fittingly ended with Mason Rudolph.

Before Organized Team Activities (OTAs), Rudolph was peppered with questions regarding Ben Roethlisberger’s comments made about the team selecting him in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

On the final workout of minicamp, Rudolph impressed during team drills.

“Mason’s been everything we’ve asked, for sure,” Offensive Coordinator Randy Fichtner told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Throws, obviously, a nice ball. The physical things are all there. Obviously, mentally and learning is an acquired taste; that’s going to come through reps, physical reps, in-helmet perspectives, things that you’re not going to get and it’s not going to happen overnight.”

Rudolph, who never lacks confidence, thought his first time through OTAs and minicamp was a success.

“I was really happy. I think I had a great minicamp.” Rudolph said.

With Roethlisberger taking the final minicamp practice off, Rudolph was able to run the 2-minute drill at the end of practice. And don’t worry, Rudolph said Roethlisberger has been extremely helpful throughout the offseason.

See what he had to say, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN:

Some suggest Rudolph has looked good enough to possibly push Landry Jones for the top backup spot on the team, but that won’t happen until the Steelers get to Latrobe for training camp on July 25th.

Speaking of training camp...let’s take a look at other news surrounding the Black-and-gold after minicamp wrapped up:

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