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The Steelers stuck with a visitor with their second pick of the 7th round. With the 240th pick of the NFL Draft the Steelers selected David Paulson TE from Oregon. Paulson visited the team in the pre draft process.
Paulson is an underrated player who got pushed back by a lack of use in Oregon. As a junior Paulson had a break out season. He was expected to have a bigger year as a senior but Oregon’s offense went in a different direction. Paulson had about the same stats but with a lack of improvement he was overlooked by many.
Paulson is more of a pass catcher. He is quick off the ball but may have trouble getting open versus safeties. He is an average blocker but can do what he needs to do in the run game.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oregon tight end David Paulson in the 7th round with the 240th pick of the 2012 NFL draft
2011 — All-Pac-12 second team (Pac-12 coaches, Phil Steele) … Capital One academic all-district 8 and Pac-12 all-academic first team selection … Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game for the West … Appeared in 14 games, starting 13 … Team’s...
The Steelers had 3 compensatory picks in the 7th round. They went for depth at David Paulson, TE, Oregon; Terrence Frederick, CB, Texas A&M; and Kelvin Beachum, Tackle, SMU. These players are normally long shots to the make the team but you can’t rule them out as being a future quality player, given time to develop.
Both Paulson and Beachum visited the Steelers during pre draft...