Put two more draft picks in the signed column for the Steelers.
The team announced that they have signed fifth-round offensive lineman Wesley Johnson and sixth-round linebacker Jordan Zumwalt on four-year deals. They are the third and fourth members of the Steelers’ nine-player draft class to agree to deals with the team.
Johnson played left tackle at Vanderbilt, but projects to an interior role in the NFL thanks to arms shorter than what NFL teams look for in tackles. There’s not much settled in terms of depth in the interior of the Steelers’ line, which should bode well for Johnson’s chances of making the team and possibly contributing as a rookie.
Zumwalt saw time at both inside and outside linebacker while at UCLA and will likely wind up on the outside with Pittsburgh. He won’t be able to start working out with the full team until UCLA finishes its academic year and he’s going to have to show special teams value in order to stick regardless of which linebacker spot he winds up playing.