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Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Training Camp Progress Reports for Preseason Week 2

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Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Training Camp Progress Reports for Preseason Week 2

After two-and-a-half weeks of training camp, the Pittsburgh Steelers have to be thrilled with the progress of their rookies. Not only has the nine-man draft class met expectations, but several players have exceeded them.

This is good news for the Steelers as general manager Kevin Colbert told Bob Pompeani of KDKA 93.7 The Fan expects the rookies to play big roles this year:

We’re young, and that’s not an excuse, that’s the reality of it. The success of this team will be determined by how quickly those guys come through. There’s no other way around it. You can’t ask someone to slow down for you while these guys catch up. They gotta catch up, like coach says, on a moving train, and we’ll see how it goes.

Players such as Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt have had excellent camps. Not only do they look like they can contribute on defense, but they appear as though they can start. The offense will have an infusion of talent as well with Dri Archer and Martavis Bryant, two big-play threats who have bright futures.

Beyond the top draft choices, late-round and undrafted players have impressed as well. Daniel McCullers has been a force on the defensive line while Josh Mauro is on his way to passing two veterans to earn a spot on the final roster.

The Steelers are stocked with talented youth and this year’s rookie class is a major part of that. Here is a look at the latest progress of these first-year players.

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