Steelers Complete 2012 NFL Draft With Nine Selections;Team Agrees To Terms With 12 Rookie Free Agents
PITTSBURGH ©¤ The Steelers added nine draft picks as well as agreeing to terms with 12 rookie free agents following the 2012 NFL Draft, the team announced today. The 21 rookies will participate in the team's rookie minicamp next weekend, which runs Friday through Sunday, May 4-6.
The Steelers' 2012 draftees include offensive guard David DeCastro (1st round; 24th overall), offensive tackle Mike Adams (2nd; 56th), linebacker Sean Spence (3rd; 86th), defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu (4th; 109th), running back Chris Rainey (5th, 159th), wide receiver Toney Clemons (7th a; 231st), tight end David Paulson (7th b; 240th), cornerback Terrence Frederick (7th c; 246th) and guard Kelvin Beachum (7th d; 248th).
The 12 undrafted rookies include punter Drew Butler (Georgia), cornerback Terry Carter (La. Tech), wide receiver Connor Dixon (Duquesne), safety Robert Golden (Arizona), defensive end Ikponmwosa Igbinosun (Southern Connecticut State), center/guard Ryan Lee (Furman), linebacker Brandon Lindsey (Pitt), wide receiver Marquis Maze (Alabama), kicker Grant Ressel (Missouri), linebacker Adrian Robinson (Temple), offensive tackle Desmond Stapleton (Rutgers) and defensive end Jake Stoller (Yale).
Following is a list of the Steelers 2012 draft picks and rookie free agents:
PITTSBURGH STEELERS 2012 DRAFT PICKS
No. inRnd. Rnd. Overall Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Age College1. 24 24 David DeCastro OG 6-5 316 22 Stanford2. 24 56 Mike Adams OT 6-7 323 22 Ohio State3. 23 86 Sean Spence LB 5-11 231 21 Miami (Fla.)4.* 14 109 Alameda Ta'amu DT 6-2 348 21 Washington5. 24 159 Chris Rainey RB 5-8 180 24 Florida7a. 24 231 Toney Clemons WR 6-2 210 23 Colorado7b.** 33 240 David Paulson TE 6-3 246 23 Oregon7c.** 39 246 Terrence Frederick CB 5-10 187 22 Texas A&M7d.** 41 248 Kelvin Beachum OG 6-3 303 22 SMU
*Acquired 14th pick (109th overall) in the 4th round via a trade with the Washington Redskins. The Steelers traded their original fourth-round selection (119th overall) and sixth-round selection (193rd overall) in return for the 109th overall pick.**Received 33rd, 39th and 41st picks in 7th round (240th, 246th and 248th overall) as compensatory picks from the NFL.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS 2012 ROOKIE FREE AGENTS
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
Drew Butler P 6-1 204 Georgia
Terry Carter CB 5-10 184 La. Tech
Connor Dixon WR 6-5 222 Duquesne
Robert Golden S 5-11 202 Arizona
Ikponmwosa Igbinosun DE 6-4 288 Southern Connecticut State
Ryan Lee C/G 6-3 308 Furman
Brandon Lindsey LB 6-2 254 Pitt
Marquis Maze WR 5-8 186 Alabama
Grant Ressel K 6-1 190 Missouri
Adrian Robinson LB 6-1 250 Temple
Desmond Stapleton OT 6-5 301 Rutgers
Jake Stoller DE 6-3 284 Yale
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