Jul 27, 2013; Latrobe, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin observes drills during training camp at Saint Vincent College. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Minicamp: Day 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially opened rookie minicamp on Friday. It’s the first step the rookies get to get on the field in front of the coaching staff. It’s also a big chance for the undrafted rookie free agents as well as the tryouts.

The Steelers have signed 14 first-year players and also invited 20 undrafted rookies for tryouts. You might remember some of the names from last year’s draft and the practice squad. They’ll all get a chance to make the 90-man roster again. According to the Steelers website, below is the roster for the Steelers 2014 rookie minicamp.

Number Player Position College
50 Ryan Shazier LB Ohio State
91 Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame
34 Dri Archer RB/WR Kent State
10 Martavis Bryant WR Clemson
31 Shaquille Richardson CB Arizona
67 Wesley Johnson OL Vanderbilt
56 Jordan Zumwalt LB UCLA
74 Daniel McCullers DL Tennessee
87 Rob Blanchflower TE Massachusetts
61 Chris Elkins OL Youngstown State
79 Ethan Hemer DE Wisconsin
62 Kaycee Ike OT UAB
47 Howard Jones LB Shepherd
8 Brendon Kay QB Cincinnati
71 Josh Mauro DE Stanford
62 Roy Philon DT Louisville
65 Will Simmons OG East Carolina
80 Eric Waters TE Missouri
33 Alvester Alexander RB Wyoming
15 Justin Brown WR Oklahoma
13 Danny Coale WR Virginia Tech
18 Jasper Collins WR Mount Union
42 Jordan Dangerfield S Towson
45 Bryce Davis LS Central Oklahoma
74 Christopher Hubbard G UAB
65 Al Lapuaho DT Utah State
30 Miguel Maysonet RB Stony Brook
45 Dan Molls LB Toledo
19 Kashif Moore WR Connecticut
17 Lanear Sampson WR Baylor
30 Devin Smith DB Wisconsin
9 Brad Wing P LSU
49 *Jordan Hall HB Ohio State
2 *Mason Espinosa QB Ohio Wesleyan
4 *Terrance Owens QB Toledo
50 *Vincent Jones C Utah
56 *Adam Gress OT Penn State
57 *Grant King OT Georgia State
26 *Jake Demadel S St. Francis
33 *Lew Toler CB Rutgers
34 *Corey Brown CB Ohio State
8 *Cameron Truss CB Bowling Green
37 *Devon Carrington CB Stanford
27 *Najja Johnson CB Buffalo
44 *Maalik Bomar LB Cincinnati
40 *Delbert Tyler LB Hampton
46 *Shayne Gordon LB Pittsburgh
61 *Mike Franklin DT Sheppard
64 *Jibreel Black DT Michigan
42 *Cody Webster P Purdue
9 *Dayonne Nunley CB Miami (OH)
38 *Dorian Bell LB Duquesne

*TRYOUT

 

One of the players the coaches most wanted to see out on the field was sixth round pick NT Daniel McCullers, who apparently showed on the first day that he can run, for a big guy. That’s exactly what the coaches wanted to see.

“Show that I can run to the ball, that I do have speed and that I will use it. Run to the ball. That’s what they’ve wanted me to do from the moment they brought me here.” – Daniel McCullers

While it is technically the first day on the job for the recent draft picks, they’re still trying to make a good first impression even with all the information they’re receiving.

“The information is flying at you. You just learned a little bit of it not too long ago and now you are going out there trying to digest it and play. It’s kind of fast, but it’s going to help us.” – Ryan Shazier

The rookies will have through Sunday to work out for the coaches before breaking until May 27th for the first OTA with the rest of the team.

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