QB picks fall off after first round

Apr 28, 2018, 11:01
QB picks fall off after first round

Steelers gave up the No. 79 and No. 220 picks.

Rudolph was selected by the Steelers with the 76th overall pick in the third round.

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After picking first on both Thursday and Friday, Cleveland will enter the final day with five selections to help fix a team that went 0-16 last season and hasn't made the playoffs since 2002. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Rudolph is the winningest quarterback in OSU history.

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Rudolph went 32-9 as a starter with Oklahoma State, the most wins by a quarterback there. He also beat every team in the Big 12 during his career. They selected JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round of the 2017 draft. He also led the nation previous year with 19 catches of 30 yards or longer, 11 catches of 40 yards or longer and eight catches of 50 yards or longer.

A year ago, then quarterback coach Randy Fichtner stood in front of the media after the Steelers selected Josh Dobbs and was quite direct in saying that they didn't draft Dobbs with the thought of him being the eventual replacement to Ben Roethlisberger. The two-time Super Bowl victor told teammates after the Steelers fell to Jacksonville in the divisional round of the playoffs he expects to play at least three more years.

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Washington will join Steelers' star Antonio Brown, a six-time Pro Bowler, on the receiving corps. Once Martavis Bryant was traded on the night of the first round of the Draft (Raiders) for an extra pick in 2018, Washington was an obvious target in the second round.