With the 15th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier. After four successful years with the Buckeyes, Shazier will join a Pittsburgh team that is aging on the defensive side of the ball and should provide a much needed boost, as many draft pundits have called him one of the fastest linebackers in the draft. Here are some of the reactions on Twitter from teammates and the media:
My man @RyanShazier Great pick by steelers. Gonna do big things in the NFL
— Zach Boren (@ZBoren44) May 9, 2014
— Eli Apple (@EliApple13) May 9, 2014
Go Bucks !!! @RyanShazier !!!
— Raekwon McMillan™ (@Kwon_daTRUTH) May 9, 2014
Ryan Shazier is the 21st Buckeye drafted by the Steelers
— Marcus Hartman (@marcushartman) May 9, 2014
Mike Mayock calls Ryan Shazier the fastest linebacker he's ever seen.
— jbook™ (@jbook37) May 9, 2014
Steelers have drafted Cam Heyward, Mike Adams and now Ryan Shazier out of Ohio State.
— Brandon Castel (@BCastOZone) May 9, 2014
Ryan Shazier #PITPick Joins last years 1st Rd pick OLB Jarvis Jones. 22.5 TFL last year. Ran unofficial 4.36 40 at 237 pounds at Pro Day.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) May 9, 2014
For a better look at Shazier, check out this piece I did on him a few months ago. He’s a hard-hitting, fast defender who bullrushes ball carriers. He also plays with heart and can be leader on the defensive side of the ball. A great pickup for the Steelers.