Marcus Allen Drafted By Pittsburgh Steelers With 148th Pick

NFL Draft 2018: Steelers select potential Ben Roethlisberger successor Mason Rudolph

The Seattle Seahawks snatched Flowers, a safety, in the fifth round with the 146th pick.

Penn State safety Marcus Allen will be doing his hitting in with the Steelers this fall.

With their final pick in the 7th round, the Steelers selected DT Joshua Frazier. Pittsburgh selected former Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington with the 60th overall pick in the second round.

The Steelers still see plenty of upside in Rudolph, though, and he could be the heir apparent for Roethlisberger when he retires. "I am hopeful that Ben is going to commit and play about four, five, six more years".

Until Rudolph, who was not on hand. That's highly unlikely for reasons other than injury in Pittsburgh, which should leave plenty of time for Rudolph to learn about the pro game.

A Rock Hill native, Rudolph had a record-setting high school career, passing for 4,377 yards and 64 touchdowns as a senior at Northwestern before signing with Oklahoma State. Like Rudolph, Washington is already familiar with Heinz Field. However, Pittsburgh made waves earlier in the night with the announcement of the trade of wide receiver Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders for a third-round pick.

Washington should combine with Brown and second-year receiver Juju Smith-Schuster to form one of the most dynamic receiving corps in the league.

The 6-foot Washington can line up both in the slot and on the outside and can get downfield.

Later in the third round, the Steelers took tackle Chukwuma Okorafor from Western Michigan. Still, he played in all 14 games, tallying 15 tackles, 2.5 for a loss, with a forced fumble and three quarterback hurries.



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