Steelers sign two more picks

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The Steelers announced the signing of two seventh-round picks, which means they are more than halfway done with signing their draft class.

Tight end David Paulson and cornerback Terrence Frederick both agreed to four-year deals with the team. They join tackle Mike Adams, nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu and wide receiver Toney Clemons as 2012 picks that have signed their contracts. Four more picks remain unsigned, including first-round pick David DeCastro.

Paulson caught 67 passes and 10 touchdowns while at Oregon. His ability to make himself useful as a receiver will likely determine whether or not he wins a roster spot. Frederick had six sacks and four interceptions at Texas A&M and projects as a slot corner. Special teams work will probably be his lot as a rookie.

The Steelers held their rookie minicamp last week so Paulson and Frederick have already begun the process of getting to know their new roles.

6 responses to “Steelers sign two more picks

  1. Been a long time since I was this excited about a draft class. Somehow we drafted at the bottom of each round and still got a guy we wanted at that spot.

    Pretty incredibly lucky, now let’s see how they all pan out!

  2. Looks like a great class.i think alot of these late round guys will be on special teams so that our other young guys(sylvester and co.)can move into starters roles.

  3. Things can’t help but look better for the team. They got some younger guys coming in and they actually addressed that horrid OL.

    Now if the team will actually keep most of the youngsters and discard most of the slow old geezers then maybe they’ll have something there for the future. But I doubt it. My gut says they will tend to stay old and slow, just because it’s all they’ve ever known.

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