Steelers focus on speed during busy NFL Draft

By WILL GRAVES - AP Sports Writer
    2014-05-10 18:18

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin insists the team was looking for football players and not track stars during the NFL draft.

The fact the Steelers picked up some of the fastest players on the board was just a bonus.

Pittsburgh took four offensive players and five defensive players in their nine picks, including linebacker Ryan Shazier, running back Dri Archer and wide receiver Martavis Bryant. All three were among the fastest players at their positions.

The Steelers bolstered their defensive line by taking Stephon Tuitt from Notre Dame and Daniel McCullers from Tennessee. At 6-foot-7 and 352-pounds, McCullers is one of the biggest players drafted in team history.

General manager Kevin Colbert said he was pleased the team was able to get so many versatile players.