Steelers Fans Excited To Welcome James Conner To Team

Wisconsin's T.J. Watt celebrates after recovering a fumble during the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Penn State in Indianapolis. Watt has a chance to get selected in the first round

James Conner just became a fan favorite in Pittsburgh for another reason.

Congrats to Conner as his story now comes full circle.

"It's a dream come true", Conner said on a conference call. Joining the Steelers is another step in his journey. The pick was unsurprising, as rumors of the Black and Gold's interest in Watt had been flying for some time.

At last month's NFL Combine, Watt ranked in the top two among linebackers in the vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle.

"My parents were just real big on school", said Allen, who took 22 credits in his final semester. I've seen him play a bunch. The former Pitt Panther is now the newest Pittsburgh Steeler. Conner, who has an incredible story after overcoming Hodgkin's lymphoma, offers a complement to Bell with his downhill running style. He says he's cancer-free now.

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"That was definitely a divine act", Pope Yinzer said. And I think that we can attempt to draw some correlation between what the team has done so far this offseason and Rooney's comment about wanting to work on the red-zone offense.

Bryant and Coates both took to Twitter moments after Smith-Schuster was taken, with Bryant tweeting "lol that's Sammie Coates replacement not (mine) take it how you want to I am back" and Coates chiming in with laughter. The selection raised more than a few eyebrows, but Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin pointed out that the 35-year-old Warren isn't getting any younger and competition for jobs isn't just for the traditional spots. They're the ones whom we, as Pittsburghers, use to rationalize why other teams will always cower against us.

Linebackers have occupied a particular niche in Steelers lore going back to the 1970s. He can control opposing players and tackle with his hands while he still finds the football. And what an terrible way that would be to remember the 2017 class: "Well, at least we got that good longsnapper, which is important because all we do is punt now, because we're worse than the Browns". He made a lot of really impressive plays against the run, but there were times where he would get washed, and lose contain.

"Look over my brother, make sure to haze him a little extra for me", Watt told ESPN on Friday about his exchange with Brown. "We need a running back like that". "I looked at him and said, 'Coach, this kid is a first-round pick". Conner's place in Pittsburgh sports lore is forever secure, but he wouldn't be the first third rounder to fail to make much of an National Football League impact, only in this case it would feel much worse because it's JAMES CONNER in Pittsburgh.



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