The Pittsburgh Steelers welcomed 51 players to their south side UPMC Rooney Sports Complex Friday for Day 1 of 2023 rookie minicamp. Obviously, this entailed well more than just the seven players drafted in the 2023 NFL Draft, but players who were on a try-out basis just looking for a chance to extend their NFL lives.
Every year there are players who are welcomed to the 90-man offseason roster after rookie minicamp, and this year is likely to follow the same trend.
Now is the time to take a look at what went down on Day 1 of rookie minicamp. Below you’ll see much more than just the rookie class in the black-and-gold for the first time, but video, photos and video of them in their first action of their professional careers.
So, with that being said, let’s take a look at everything that went down on Day 1 of 2023 rookie minicamp:
Darnell Washington is a very large man pic.twitter.com/FT1PmLyi8O— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) May 12, 2023
Broderick Jones working with Pat Meyer on first day of Steelers rookie minicamp pic.twitter.com/0PCS12v38F— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) May 12, 2023
Joey Porter Jr.‘s first practice as a Steeler pic.twitter.com/7oSGrBMTbO— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) May 12, 2023
Joey Porter Jr getting instructions Grady Brown pic.twitter.com/RTHLoT7T8Q— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) May 12, 2023
Darnell Washington a little overzealous but that’s just how excited he is to get a target with the Steelers pic.twitter.com/HHtgeSpDhq— Brian Batko Blue Check (@BrianBatko) May 12, 2023
Steelers secondary coach Grady Brown works with DBs at rookie minicamp Friday— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) May 12, 2023
Among them are Joey Porter Jr (No. 24) and Cory Trice (27) pic.twitter.com/PxCvpSMe94
Joey Porter Jr.: "I feel at home already." pic.twitter.com/JiVcGF8DEn— Steelers Live (@SteelersLive) May 12, 2023
Keeanu Benton: "The more you play, the more the game slows." pic.twitter.com/dcIeIMYgX7— Steelers Live (@SteelersLive) May 12, 2023
Broderick Jones: "My biggest focus is coming in and doing the best I can do. Learning the playbook and being the best version of me." pic.twitter.com/lpRpTD6HRK— Steelers Live (@SteelersLive) May 12, 2023
Broderick Jones is a large man pic.twitter.com/5MbNtwl0AB— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) May 12, 2023
Ok, #87 here (Rodney Williams) is 6-4, 235— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) May 12, 2023
Just to get an idea how large Darnell Washington (80) is pic.twitter.com/zDFUyvdukE
The Steelers rookie minicamp will reach Day 2 Saturday, and will wrap up on Sunday for Day 3. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they press on throughout Organized Team Activities (OTAs), mandatory minicamp and the rest of the NFL offseason.