PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers selected a quarterback, a defensive back, a long snapper, and a linebacker on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.
Around 1:30 p.m. the Steelers announced their selection of Joshua Dobbs from Tennessee.
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Dobbs was selected with the same pick as Dallas took Dak Prescott last year.
Ben Roethlisberger is the unchallenged starter, and the Steelers resigned Landry Jones as his backup.
Dobbs was considered one of the most intelligent football players in the country during his Tennessee career, finishing with a 23-12 overall record, including 3-0 in bowl games.
He set UT records for career rushing yards by a quarterback (2,160), career rushing touchdowns by a QB (32), single-season rushing yards by a QB (831 in 2016) and single-season rushing touchdowns by a QB (12 in 2016). His 2,160 rushing yards also rank 14th among all players in program history.
Just before 3:30 p.m., the Steelers announced their selection of defensive back Brian Allen from Utah.
In the sixth round, the Steelers announced their selection of long snapper Colin Holba from Louisville.
Finally, in the seventh round, the Steelers announced their selection of linebacker Keion Adams from western Michigan.
The Steelers also agreed to terms with nine rookie free agents, including Aliquippa native Rushel Shell, a running back, and former Pittsburgh Panthers Scott Orndoff, a tight end, and Terrish Webb, a defensive back.
The six remaining rookie free agents are defensive tackle Nelson Adams, defensive tackle Christian Brown, offensive guard Ethan Cooper, defensive end Francis Kallon, linebacker Keith Kelsey and quarterback Nick Schuessler.
In the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, the Steelers took a wide receiver and cornerback, and also made a lot of Pittsburgh sports fans happy by drafting James Conner at running back.
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