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2019 NFL Draft Results: Pittsburgh Steelers select TE Zach Gentry with 5th round pick

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected Michigan TE Zach Gentry with their 5th round pick.

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Entering the 2019 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a number of draft needs which they needed to address. After the first two days of selections, there were still positions of need to help the black-and-gold get to the next level in 2019. There have been numerous thoughts and debates regarding what the team will do on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

When the dust settled, the Steelers have selected Michigan TE Zach Gentry, with their fifth round pick of the draft.

For those who may not know much about Gentry as a player, this is his overall breakdown of his game, per his NFL Draft Profile:

With his size and background at Michigan, teams might be tempted to play him as a combination tight end with run-blocking duties, but he’s much better-suited in space than in the trenches. Gentry runs pretty well and moves fluidly as a route-runner, but his hands and focus can be maddening. He showed flashes of what he could do with a more capable quarterback last year, but his disappointing workouts and testing might have pushed back and out of the draft.

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft needs in the remaining rounds of the draft now would be considered: Outside linebacker and safety among other positions.

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