CB Artie Burns on being drafted by the Steelers:
"It's a great feeling to be a part of this organization. There's no better feeling. There are no words I can put in place to explain my emotions that I have right now. All I can really say is that I am aiming for that seventh trophy, to play for this city, to play for this club and to be a big factor in whatever the team needs me to do."
Safety Sean Davis on being able to cover tight ends:**
"That's where I feel like my skill set is very handy. I'm big as a safety, strong as a linebacker, but I'm quick as a corner. I feel like the game is changing with these crazy athletic tight ends, so I feel like me being out there, I can cover those guys as well as fit into the run game. I'm just happy to be a part of it."
DT Javon Hargrave on the importance of being versatile:
"Of course that's a plus, being able to stay on the field that long and play every down, that's a big thing. Being versatile like that, I'm 300-plus pounds but I just feel like I have a high motor. I can be on the field for 30-50 plays, because that's all I did my whole life, just played every down, that's a big thing."
OT Jerald Hawkins on learning from offensive line coach Mike Munchak:"He's a great coach, one of the best. He's a Hall of Famer and that means he knows what he's doing. He's been in the game a long time."LB Travis Feeney on if he played in a 3-4 defense:"I played a rush-outside backer, and drop back. I played everywhere in the defense. I played Will, I played Sam, I can cover guys, I played all the positions and did all the kind of stuff they wanted me to do. I'm an all around player." Special teams coordinator Danny Smith on WR/PR DeMarcus Ayres:
"This is a dynamic kid, Demarcus Ayers. I'm excited about it, very excited about it. He is an excellent punt returner. We had him rated number one on our list as far as returners were concerned. Not taking into play, wide receiver skills in this setting, he is outstanding and he does a great job. He has a lot of special skills. We are excited about it."
General Manager Kevin Colbert on LB Tyler Matakevich:
"When we graded Tyler, he is not the biggest, not the fastest, but he is a heck of a football player and highly productive. He gets his hands on passes, on fumbles, he makes interceptions, and he gets PBUs (passes broken up). He can be a special teams contributor. He played three downs of football for them consistently since the middle of his freshman year. We are anxious to see what he can do in the mix."