• Local kid made good Shazier definitely on radar

    Summary of 18 articles · Updated May 10, 2014
    Pittsburgh selected Shazier at No. 15 and didn’t take much time off the clock before turning in their pick, which suggests that they love Shazier and were thrilled to see he was still available. Then Vernon Shazier said, “I think he ended up in the right place.” Shazier’s versatile defensive skills may have made him more attractive to the Steelers who are expected to draft at least one cornerback and a wide receiver this year. In just three seasons at Ohio State, Shazier recorded 315 tackles, 44.5 for a loss and registered 14 sacks playing inside and outside linebacker in the Buckeyes defense. While most of us have heard Warren Sapp complain enough times about the Steelers defense being “old and slow” to want to reach through a computer or television screen and throttle him with our bare hands, it’s likely even Sapp can’t argue that Ryan Shazier isn’t a good fit in Pittsburgh. “Definitely, the thing that held him back was the hernia,” Mitchell said. “He gained weight. The collective groans that echoed off the hills Thursday night in Western Pennsylvania were a result of what the Pittsburgh Steelers ' brain trust decided when a player who seemed to be a perfect fit and would have filled their most glaring need was still on the board at No. 15.
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