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The Pittsburgh Steelers are making quick work of signing their draft choices. Yesterday the team reached an agreement with their fourth seventh round selection SMU offensive tackle / offensive guard Kelvin Beachum. With his signing, the Steelers only have two member’s of their draft class left to sign, first round pick Stanford offensive guard David DeCastro and third round selection Sean Spence.
Beachum was a left tackle at SMU, and playing that position in the wide open spread attack cries pass blocker, and the 6-3, 304 pounder has demonstrated an aptitude to protect the blindside. A thick athlete, he has a natural bend to anchor in the pass game and has enough quickness and lateral agility to mirror. He plays through the whistle and is a second-level type guy.
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Pittsburgh formally has two SMU products on the roster.
Seventh-round pick Kelvin Beachum agreed to a four-year deal with the team Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Beachum, a 6-foot-1, 306-pound offensive guard, joins WR Emmanuel Sanders as SMU football alumni for the Steelers. He'll look to add to the depth of the suddenly formidable Steelers offensive line. Even with the selection of David DeCastro in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, guard is an open position for the Steelers. Two of the Steelers' starters at right and left guard in 2011, Ramon Foster and Doug Legursky, are free agents in 2013, and another starter, Chris Kemoeatu, was released this offseason.
Neither Foster nor Legursky were drafted, and Kemoeatu was a 6th round pick, so certainly there's precedent for Beachum to potentially earn a roster spot in a season or two.
Another key is his character. From Steelers.com: eachum also had an impact off the field, serving as a student representative to the SMU Board of Trustees and as President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He was also on SMU President R. Gerald Turner's Commission on Substance Abuse, the Student Affairs Leadership Council and the SMU Athletic Council.
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The Steelers have agreed to terms with the last of their four seventh-round draft picks from the 2012 NFL Draft, guard Kelvin Beachum. Financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed. Beac...
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The Steelers have come to terms with another draft pick, as they inked seventh-round pick, guard Kelvin Beachum. Financial terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed.
Beachum (6-3, 303), who was the 248th overall pick, played collegiately at Southern Methodist University. He started all 52 games he played at left tackle during his collegiate career. As a senior, Beachum was selected to the Lombardi Award and Outland Award watch lists and named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team. Beachum earned first-team Conference USA honors after his junior season. In 2011, Beachum blocked for an offense that scored 336 points and racked up 5,052 yards of total offense.
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