Last weekend, the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted nine players in the 2013 NFL Draft. Guys who they believe will help their team in the future and years to come. On Friday, the Steelers held their first day of rookie minicamp where the Steelers got their first chance to get them in the classroom and onto the practice field.
There were a total of 41 players in attendance on the first day of minicamp. Some players got the chance to talk to the media, and the media got the chance to see the new rookies for the first time in a Steelers helmet. Here are some of the comments by players and media from the day:
“We had fun out there, we made some plays,” said first round pick Jarvis Jones. “We adjusted well on a lot of stuff, and I think we will be one step ahead of what we was when we got here.”
“Everything went good,” said second-round pick Le’Veon Bell, a running back from Michigan State. “It’s a little different from college to an NFL practice. I don’t think my first day could have gone any better. I didn’t mess up any assignments or anything. That was a good thing. I am just out here competing with better competition.” Said Bell. “I want to go out and compete,” said Bell. “I want to get my feet under me and get used to these NFL practices and the NFL competition.
“It went good,” said quarterback Landry Jones, the fourth-round pick from Oklahoma. “I had a lot of fun out here, but obviously there is still a lot of learning for me, putting in the whole offense and getting into all of it.”
Mark Kaboly from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review had these comments about the first day of camp:
“Jarvis Jones looked tremendously undersized especially compared to LaMarr Woodley and Jason Worilds. Now, his speed, that’s just fine.” Said Kaboly. “Bell isn’t anything near being a big back.”
“Landry Jones doesn’t throw a good ball. Or at least he didn’t throw a good ball on this particular day, in my opinion.”
“Safety Shamarko Thomas is going to be a stud.”
Steelers drafted rookie numbers: Jarvis Jones (95), Le’Veon Bell (26), Markus Wheaton (11), Shamarko Thomas (29), Landry Jones (3), Terry Hawthorne (30), Justin Brown (15), Vince Williams (44), and Nick Williams (91).