The Steelers signed one of their third-round draft picks, Diontae Johnson, to a four-year contract. The team selected Johnson with the 66th pick overall, a pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders in the Antonio Brown trade.
Johnson, a receiver from the University of Toledo, is someone his position coach, Darryl Drake, was thrilled the team was able to grab and is looking forward to what he will bring to the offense.
“I basically fell in love with him after spending time dining with him and talking with him and seeing his passion for the game, for wanting to be great and his passion for his teammates,” said Drake. “Just a tremendously gifted young man. The most natural catcher I have seen in a while.
“He was a guy I wanted. As you get to be around him you are going to love his smile, his personality and his style of play. Very excited about the pick. He is a guy Steelers Nation is going to get very, very excited about.
“His personality, his desire, his want to, I have been doing this for 40 years and he was one of the best interviews and guys I have been around in a long time.”
Johnson said he knows the team gave him a huge opportunity by drafting him, he doesn’t plan on letting them down.
“I’m glad I’m with the Steelers and I’m ready to show them what I can bring to the table,” said Johnson. “They’re taking the chance on me and I just want to let them know they made the right decision.
“I’m going to give them all I got.”
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