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Draft Day 3: The Other Guys

Written by Dan Gigler on .

theotherguyysThe Steelers complete their portion of the 2014 NFL draft by finally getting Big Ben a tall target, a Shaq of their own, a mountain of a man nicknamed "TON-DMC" and yes, a cornerback, among others.  

The first and second rounds get all the hype, but day three is where a team is built and where the Steelers have seemingly rounded out what Mike Mayock called a grade A draft on the NFL Network (similar praise can be found here, here and here)

Here's a little bit, plus some highlights, on each of those players. 

MARTAVIS BRYANT, WR, CLEMSON

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*** NFL Draft bio

*** Excellent scouting report on him from Philadelphia Magazine. 

*** Good story on when coach Dabo Swinney, who said of Bryant, "Martavis isn't a bad guy, not at all. He's just been an immature, uncommitted guy - off the field, academically, in the meeting rooms, on the practice field, in the way he's prepared, not being dependable," had to suspend him to get his attention, and how Bryant responded.  

*** Highlight reel: 

SHAQUILLE RICHARDSON, CB, ARIZONA

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*** NFL Draft bio

*** NFL Draft Scout

*** He was involved in one of the oddest on-field brawls you'll ever hear about, involving a streaker dressed as a referee

*** His highlight reel, which it appears he loaded himself to YouTube (dunno why but that amuses me)

WESLEY JOHNSON, OT, VANDERBILT

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*** NFL Draft bio

*** Terrific predraft interview which includes this awesome quote: "I guess I was small early in my career, so I had to find ways to bring value. And being a p---- is a good way to bring value as an offensive lineman. Being chippy like that."

*** He started 42 consecutive games in college without being called for holding

*** Had 12 knockdown blocks in a single game against Georgia last year

*** Did the Steelers outfox Belichek for Wesley Johnson? 

*** He goes positively nuclear in this half time "speech"

*** Highlight reel:

JORDAN ZUMWALT, LB, UCLA

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*** NFL Draft Profile

*** NFL Draft Scout pegged him as a Steeler

*** How he fits the Steelers: Vince Williams 2.0?

Highlight reel:

DANIEL MCCULLERS, NT, TENNESSEE

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*** NFL Draft bio

*** Nicknames: Mount McCullers, Big Dan, Green Mile, Man Mountain, and the best of all: TON-DMC

*** "The Biggest Thing in College Football"

*** Nice USA Today feature on McCullers

*** Highlights/featurette: 

ROB BLANCHFLOWER, TE, UMASS

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*** Played under former Steelers QB Coach Mark Whipple, so perhaps that's source of intel to draft him.

*** Could he be a sleeper

*** "I thought I did well," said Blanchflower, who also had a pre-draft visit with the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

*** Wore #BostonStrong on back of his jersey for 2013 spring game

*** A Day in the Life news feature

*** ESPY-worthy tipped pass TD: 

*** Highlight reel:

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