The Steelers have signed two of their selections in the 2014 NFL Draft, the second of two fifth-round picks, offensive lineman Wesley Johnsonand the first of two sixth-round picks, linebacker Jordan Zumwalt. Financial terms of the four-year deals were not disclosed.
Johnson (6-5, 297), who was the 173rd overall pick, played collegiately at Vanderbilt University. Johnson started all 51 games he played for the Commodores, 39 at left tackle, three at right tackle, two at left guard and seven at center. His 51 starts were a school career record. In 2013, Johnson received All-SEC first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and from conferences coaches, while also being named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press.
Zumwalt (6-4, 235), who was the 192nd overall selection, played collegiately at UCLA. He started 30-of-50 games played in his career, compiling 256 tackles (164 solo), two sacks, 22 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and two blocked kicks. Zumwalt was named All-Pac 12 Conference second-team by The NFL Draft Report and earned honorable mention honors from conferences coaches.
The Steelers have now signed four of their nine selections from the 2014 NFL Draft.