Pittsburgh added to its offseason roster Thursday with the addition of 2013 seventh round pick offensive tackle Mitchell Van Dyk.
The Rams selected the 6-foot-7, 318-pound Portland State (FCS) product with the 226th overall pick. One of the most intriguing aspects of Van Dyk is the measurements posted on NFL.com; 10-inch arms and 33-1/8 inch hands. If that isn't a typo, which appears to be the case, he would be the oddest looking offensive tackles in the league.
Without digging into too much scouting jargon, the rap on Van Dyk is he's a badass. Perhaps not the most talented player at his position, he's described as tough and scrappy, and Nolan Nawrocki suggested in his scouting report he's ideally suited for a zone blocking scheme.
Perhaps the Steelers are looking to find some versatility in terms of competition for interior depth, if they're looking for a mauling player with marginal skills. If he stays on the outside, he could add some fire to practices at least. Maybe line him up against the next Clifton Geathers the team signs.