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Pittsburgh Steelers Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Profile: Missouri Tight End Eric Waters

May 27th, 2014 at 10:13 PM
By Mark Mihalko

The Pittsburgh Steelers Opened their OTAs on Tuesday by announcing that they had signed two more draft choices in offensive tackle Wesley Johnson and linebacker Jordan Zumwalt. More importantly, they made it through the session without injury.

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One of the players who was there was undrafted rookie free agent tight end Eric Waters from Missouri. Waters would be considered a long shot to earn a spot after the Steelers added Rob Blanchflower to an already crowded tight end group via the draft.

While not known as a pass catcher (8-72-1 in 2013), he is an accomplished blocker and has experience in-line and as an H-back. However, he left scouts searching for answers to why after a tremendous pro day, where he recorded a 4.58 40-yard dash and caught every pass during receiving drills.

At 6-4, 245-pounds, he may lack the elite size for the traditional tight end role, but he is versatile and could add a hybrid dimension to the offense. At this point, he may have to battle Will Johnson for the fullback role in the offense if he is to make the roster.

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 (Profile 5/18)

Stanford defensive end Josh Mauro (Profile 5/20)

Louisville defensive end Roy Philon (Profile 5/23)


Shepherd outside linebacker Howard Jones (Profile 5/25)

Tight End

Missouri tight end Eric Waters


Cincinnati quarterback Brendon Kay


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Tags: Eric Waters, Football, Jordan Zumwalt, missouri, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, undrafted rookie free agent, Wesley Johnson

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