The Pittsburgh Steelers have begun signing some members of their 2014 NFL Draft class. While the top picks of the Steelers rookie class remain unsigned, the team was able to get their final two picks — sixth-round defensive tackle Daniel McCullers and seventh-round tight end Rob Blanchflower — under contract.
Blanchflower is an interesting prospect for the team who could use some additional help at tight end. During his collegiate career at UMASS, Blanchflower recorded 70 catches for 777 yards and five touchdowns.
He still has some development to do, but he could find a way to make an impact on special teams from Day 1.
For McCullers, his job will be to help the Steelers improve their defense against the run. At 6-foot-7 and tipping the scales at over 350 pounds, he certainly has the size that the team could benefit from.
Pittsburgh has lacked a big-time run-stuffer since Casey Hampton called it a career.
If McCullers could have half the career that Hampton had, then the Steelers would be getting some incredible value out of their late-round pick.