The Steelers have signed two of their selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, sixth-round pick, defensive lineman Daniel McCullers and seventh-round pick, tight end Rob Blanchflower. Financial terms of the four-year deals were not disclosed.
McCullers (6-7, 352), who was the 215th overall pick, played collegiately at the University of Tennessee. In two seasons at Tennessee, he started 19-of-22 games and recorded 72 tackles (41 solo), 1.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, six quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble, two pass breakups and two blocked kicks. In 2013, McCullers was named All-Southeastern Conference third-team by The NFL Draft Report. He spent his first two college seasons at Georgia Military College.
Blanchflower (6-4, 256), who was the 230th overall selection, played collegiately at the University of Massachusetts. He started 27-of-38 games, recording 109 receptions for 1,164 yards and nine touchdowns. Blanchflower’s 1,164 yards broke Milt Morin’s UMass record for receiving yards by a tight end and rank 15th on the school’s overall record chart. His 109 receptions are the eighth most in school history.
They are the first two of the Steelers nine selections from the 2014 NFL Draft to sign.