Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/30/12

DENVER - AUGUST 29: Running back Jonathan Dwyer of the Pittsburgh Steelers avoids a diving tackle by safety Kyle McCarthy of the Denver Broncos and scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 29, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Jonathan Dwyer in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft, I thought he could end up being one of the steals of that draft. Coming out of Georgia Tech, Dwyer looked like a first round talent until he had a less than stellar Scouting Combine and questions popped up about his desire and conditioning. Those questions followed Dwyer into his first training camp with the Steelers and he did not really show much until he ran for 175 yards in the team’s final two preseason games. After a virtually non-existent rookie season, which is not uncommon for rookies with the Steelers, there was a lot of anticipation to see how Dwyer would do in his second year. Dwyer then ensued to show up to camp out of shape again and honestly I think he would have been cut if Baron Batch did not blow out his knee. Batch was put on I.R. however, and after injuries knocked out Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman was ineffective, Dwyer got his chance to play versus the Tennessee T...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dodgers owner talks trash after sweeping Giants

Evander Kane wins back model girlfriend with billboard

Urban Meyer has 'feeling' who will start at QB

Report: Schilling to return to 'Sunday Night Baseball'

Report: Cardale Jones rushed to hospital with head pain

WATCH: Cubs' Baez swings so hard he falls down

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Boston host jokes Goodell should be murdered

WATCH: Mets get inside-the-park HR after OF flips over wall

Eli Manning remains unfazed about poor preseason

RG3 thinks 'Concussion' movie will 'make a lot of people mad'

Can Darrius Heyward-Bey replace Martavis Bryant for the first month in Pittsburgh?

Treon Harris to start at QB for Gators’ opening game

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker