Steelers’ First Round Pick ILB Ryan Shazier Signs Contract

RS SIGNSThe Pittsburgh Steelers announced today the signing of their first round draft pick Linebacker Ryan Shazier. Shazier the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft signed a four year deal. Financial terms of the four-year contract were not disclosed.

Shazier (6-1, 237)played in 39 games at Ohio St, starting his final 29 games at weak-side outside linebacker.He has explosive speed(4.38 40 yard dash) with a great first step, had 39.5 tackles for a loss the last two seasons.  

Ryan Shazier totaled 315 career tackles (208 solos) and 107 assists. He had 14  career sacks for minus 107 yards, 44.5 stops for losses and nine quarterback pressures. Shazier returned his only interception 17 yards for a touchdown. He deflected 15 passes and caused nine career fumbles.

The Steelers have signed six of their nine selections to contract from the 2014 NFL Draft.

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