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Steelers sign Rudolph

The Steelers signed third-round draft pick Mason Rudolph to a four-year contract. Rudolph was the team's first of two picks in the third round, taken with the 76th overall pick after they traded up three spots to select him.

Rudolph, a quarterback from Oklahoma State, is the sixth of the team's seven players from the 2018 NFL Draft to sign. Only first-round pick Terrell Edmunds is unsigned.

"He is big, strong, athletic," said offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner. "A pretty accomplished player at his school. He is a winner. Very talented. Throws the deep ball really well. It's a value here. Something we like to do and something we have done very effectively."

Rudolph's 32-9 record at Oklahoma State is the best in school history, and holds over 50 school records, including career passing yards with 13,618.

While he knows he will have to bide his time with the Steelers behind Ben Roethlisberger, he feels like he is in a great situation with the Steelers.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to be in this situation," said Rudolph. "It was one of the situations where I kind of had my finger on the whole time. I thought if I get a chance to be a part of this organization, one that everyone has nothing but great things to say about it, with a chance to play whenever the time comes, it's great. I'll prepare like I'm a starter and compete my butt off. It's something I've dreamt about for a long time."

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