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Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: East Carolina Offensive Tackle Will Simmons

May 17th, 2014 at 9:16 PM
By Mark Mihalko

On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers continued through their rookie minicamp. While some players were taking part fourth round selection Martavis Bryant was on the sideline after suffering a minor injury on Friday. With none of the draft choices signed, the Steelers (and other NFL franchises) will be extremely cautious with unsigned players.

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One player that was on the field was East Carolina offensive guard Will Simmons, an undrafted rookie free agent. Of the three undrafted rookie linemen to sign with the team, Simmons may have the best shot of surprising.

At 6-5, 342-pounds, Simmons already has the size to be successful in the league. An experienced tackle, he is powerful and has a solid frame to anchor in pass protection. Unfortunately, he has shown a lack of consistency in the run game, which definitely hurt his draft stock. 

With all rookie linemen facing a tough road in 2014, it is unclear how many have a legitimate shot at making the roster. This will definitely be an interesting position battle to watch training camp comes around.

Defensive Backs

Stanford cornerback / safety Devon Carrington (Profile 5/15)

Offensive Linemen

Youngstown State offensive guard Chris Elkins  (Profile 5/16)

UAB offensive tackle Kaycee Ike (Profile 5/16)

East Carolina offensive guard Will Simmons (Profile 5/17)

Defensive Linemen

Wisconsin defensive end Ethan Hemer

Stanford defensive end Josh Mauro

Louisville defensive end Roy Philon


Shepherd outside linebacker Howard Jones

Tight End

Missouri tight end Eric Waters


Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay


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Tags: East Carolina, Football, Martavis Bryant, Minicamp, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, undrafted rookie free agent, Will Simmons

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