Steelers sign fourth-rounder Benny Snell

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The Steelers continued to get their 2019 draft picks under contract.

Two players signed on Tuesday and the team announced two more signings on Wednesday. Shortly after third-round pick Dionte Johnson signed, the team released word that fourth-round running back Benny Snell is also under contract.

Snell comes to the Steelers after running for 1,449 yards at Kentucky last season. He closed his time in college as the school’s all-time leading rusher.

Snell joins James Conner and Jaylen Samuels in the Pittsburgh backfield and General Manager Kevin Colbert suggested that the rookie could be part of the kind of running back committee that the Steelers have rarely employed in recent memory.

5 responses to “Steelers sign fourth-rounder Benny Snell

  1. No comments on this? Where are all the Steelers fans?

    I like Benny Snell Jr and think we could end up seeing quite a bit of him this year.

  2. I hope the Steelers do in fact go to a running back by committee and maybe employ some two running back sets since the tight end position is not really a strength.
    Snell showed a willingness to block while in college and Conner and Samuels have gotten better at that skill also.
    Putting two of these guys in the backfield and making defenders pause an additional fraction of a second wondering which one got the ball and which one is blocking could only help the running game and would put two check down/outlet receivers on the field to give Big Ben more options in the passing game.

  3. I loved this pick, he looks a lot like James Connor when he was a rookie. Connor lost some weight, picked up some speed to go with his power, and made the pro bowl in his second year. Connor, Samuels and Snell look like they’ll be a very good stable of backs, them running behind one of the best o lines in the NFL should work out very well for Pittsburgh.

    Go Steelers!

  4. Snell will be a nice compliment to the other Conner and Samuels. These 3 guys will be holding up a sb trophy while Bell watches from his tv.

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